Cuba and the Netherlands strengthen economic ties

Dutch companies are not here to make a quick profit, but to form joint ventures. Their objective in Cuba is sustainable partnerships with the Cuban government, organizations and businesses, Lilianne Ploumen, minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, stated in Havana.

During the Cuba-Netherlands Business Forum held on January 12 in Havana, Ploumen stressed that this is a new, better and different world with new, better and different companies; as such this is the kind of partnership Dutch businesses are offering, with the hope that the island will want to work together with them.

The delegation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Holland, Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten) was composed of representatives of 77 companies and organizations from different sectors, including major companies such as Unilever, Philips and Heineken.

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