The Prime Minister of Cuba, Manuel Marrero, this Friday called on the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) to speed up his country’s entry into this organization, during a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council held in the Kazakh city of Almaty.
Marrero indicated by videoconference that his country, as an observer member of the EEU, “confirms its interest in speeding up our entry into this integration mechanism,” according to the EFE news agency.
Próximamente celebraremos en La Habana la 3ra sesión de la Comisión Conjunta #Cuba-Comisión Económica Euroasiática, con vistas a dar seguimiento al cumplimiento del Plan de Acción Conjunto. Esperamos intensificar y sistematizar la colaboración.
— Manuel Marrero Cruz (@MMarreroCruz) February 3, 2023
“We ratify Cuba’s invariable determination to collaborate in the implementation of the strategic guidelines for the development of Eurasian economic integration until 2025,” he said.
The EEU is made up of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia, and Havana maintains “mutually beneficial” association relations with it.
Havana attaches special importance to the expansion of cooperation in the area of investment and industrial, agricultural and energy development.
In the same way, it is working to strengthen relations in the field of tourism with the EEU countries based on the experiences gained from its work with Russia, particularly in the field of “corporate and health tourism.”
“The recognition by international visitors of the natural benefits and cultural attributes of Cuba make our offer attractive, which is reflected in the growing interest that Cuba arouses as a safe and hospitable destination,” he said.
In particular, he invited businesspeople from the EEU countries to participate in the next International Tourism Fair to be held in Havana in May this year.