Cuban Prime Minister asks for direct flights between Beijing and Havana

Cuban Prime Minister asks for direct flights between Beijing and Havana

Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, in his speech at a business forum held yesterday in Beijing, asked that direct flights between Beijing and Havana be started as soon as possible to facilitate trade.

Marrero said during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday that the two sides agreed to comprehensively advance bilateral cooperation agreements and that the two countries are currently experiencing a major revolution in economic cooperation.


According to the Global Times, Marrero said that the main task of the Cuban government is to set economic and development objectives and that the growth of the tourism sector will be important.

Underscoring the importance of autonomy in food production, Marrero stated that Cuba works with Chinese companies and departments to grow rice. Marrero said: “Another of our objectives is to encourage foreign investment. “During our visit to Shanghai, we gained a lot of experience on how China promotes investment,” he said.


During his talks with Xi and Chinese Premier Li Qiang, Marerro also proposed starting a direct flight between Beijing and Havana. “I hope we can start direct flights immediately,” Marerro said. “But unfortunately we still don’t have a clear timetable,” he said.

Marrero said growing economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, as well as growing business opportunities, created high demand for direct flights.


The two countries are engaged in a number of collaborations, including in biotechnology and other fields. During the forum, Marrero said that another important dimension of cooperation between China and Cuba is telecommunications technology.

For example, China is already helping Cuba digitize its television. Cuba also works closely with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Additionally, Cuba is trying to promote its local products, such as cigars and rum, to Chinese consumers.

In addition, Cuba is making great efforts to transform its electrical and energy systems, while Chinese and Cuban companies work on new energy projects such as wind and solar.

Source: Sozcu


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