Italy has been one of the trading partners that has historically valued the Cuban market. With this spirit of exchange and expectations set on further cooperation and development, a business forum was recently held (May 10-12) in Havana’s Hotel Nacional, seeking closer ties between Cuban enterprises and businesses from the Mediterranean country.
Carmine Robustelli, ambassador of the Italian Republic in Havana, speaking to Granma International, highlighted the significance of the event, which was preceded by important business trips of different dimensions, as well as the official visit to the island last year by the President of the Italian Council of Ministers, Matteo Renzi.
Regarding interaction and common interests, Robustelli stressed, “This event is interesting because it brings together a number of entities and covers various sectors. We are specifying the lines of work identified during the visit, and for us it is very important that the commitments of our companies here are long-term, a commitment to stay, as many have done in the last 20 years. We already have a very strong business network in the country.”