Bolivia highlights presence of Cuban president at Fihav 2023

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia today highlights on its website the visit of the Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, to the Bolivian stand at the 39th version of the Havana International Fair (Fihav-2023).
“During the first day of the Fair, (…) the Bolivian stand received a visit from the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, who in addition to observing the exportable offer was interested in the blocks of salt from the Salar de Uyuni , one of the greatest tourist attractions,” states the text.

Adds the publication that this Tuesday was made on the National Day of Bolivia with the participation of the First Vice Minister of Foreign Trade of Cuba, Ana Teresita González, the ambassador of the highland country, Yeshika Crespo, government representatives of both countries, the accredited diplomatic corps, special guests and businessmen.

During her intervention, González celebrated the beginning on October 26 of the direct trips of the Bolivian Aviation Airlines (BOA) to Cuba, with which a regular weekly route was established from the department of Santa Cruz to Havana.

“We were infinitely happy that Bolivian businessmen interested in investing in our nation came on that flight,” she said.

The vice minister recalled the historical links between both nations, as well as the economic complementarity agreement conceived in the context of the ExpoAladi Multisector Business Macroround since 2000, which grants one hundred percent tariff preferences.

She emphasized González that the two countries must deepen strategies that allow increasing commercial exchange, and stressed that Fihav 2023 can open new doors to joint businesses.

For her part, the Bolivian national director of exports, Ana López, mentioned the expectations regarding business with Cuba in sectors such as agriculture, livestock and grain marketing, including quinoa.

In an interview with Prensa Latina, she maintained that it is of great relevance to be able to specify commercial intentions in these areas, as well as show the possibilities regarding Bolivian lithium and tourism. In reference to the complementarity between the two countries, she urged “to work on the development of agreements with lithium and thus achieve strategic alliances and cooperation agreements in this regard.”

The Havana International Fair takes place from November 6 to 11 in the largest exhibition center in the largest of the Antilles, Expocuba, located just over 20 kilometers south of the island’s capital.

Fihav constitutes the largest commercial exchange in Cuba and one of the largest in the Caribbean.