|Cuba, Sri Lanka Strengthen Economic Coop|
|Tuesday, 16 December 2008|
Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina): Cuba and Sri Lanka inaugurated the first Session of the Intergovernmental Joint Commission for Economic and Scientific-Technique Collaboration, scheduled to session for two days to strengthen bilateral relations.
First Deputy Minister for Foreign Investment and Economic Collaboration, Ripoll Diaz, heading Cuban delegation, recalled that this encounter takes place in the middle of a delicate international situation.
Those most affected by the current global financial crisis will be the poor people, the official assured.
Likewise, he recalled the difficult situation of the Caribbean island, with the imposition of the US blockade several decades ago plus three intense hurricanes during 2008.
The delegation from Sri Lanka is led by Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Hussein Bhaila, accompanied by the Ministers of National Promotion and Hydraulic Resources, Jagath Pushpakumara and Mahinda Amaraweera, respectively.
The objectives of this meeting, as expressed by Diaz, are the promotion of the commercial exchange, and particularly exports of biotechnological products to the Asian island.
In addition, the control of tropical diseases, technological transference towards Cuba in matters related to exploit coco industry’s potentials, and the exchange of experiences in the prevention of natural disasters.
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