France and Cuba Reaffirm Willingness to Strengthen Bilateral Relation

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President Francois Hollande (France) and Raul Castro (Cuba) reaffirmed today the willingness to strengthen the bilateral relations.

“Today we are opening a new page in the links between the two countries,” said Hollande during a joint statement from the Elysee Palace.

He referred to the signing of a bilateral economic road map covering sectors like tourism and transport, while noting that France is among Cuba’s main trade partners.

He added that all this was possible thanks to an agreement reached on December 12 between Cuba and the Paris Club on the treatment to the Cuban debt.

“We want to go further bilaterally, boosting great cultural cooperation, university exchanges. The French Development Agency is working on the identification of projects that could be boosted, he said.

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