Cuba and Germany Sign Bilateral Agreements

cuba-alemaniaPrensa Latina reports that Germany’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced during a visit of his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, the signing of two bilateral agreements. The countries are preparing the installation of an office for economic relations of Germany in Havana.

According to the diplomat, Germany and Cuba discussed for more than a decade the signing of a cultural agreement, which is now coming to fruition. Both countries are preparing the installation of an office for economic relations of Germany in Havana. During a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed his confidence in the fact that both agreements will be signed in the course of this year.

[. . .] Rodriguez Parilla’s visit is the first visit to Germany made by a Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs since the reunification of this European country. [. . .] In July last year, Steinmeier traveled to Cuba, while in January, 2016, the German Minister of Economy visited Havana with a delegation of 60 businessmen.

Meanwhile, Steinmeier stressed Germany’s interest in investing in Cuba. Rodriguez Parrilla referred to the negative effect of the US blockade even in the case of powerful countries, like Germany.

For original article, see http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4867421&Itemid=1

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