Cuba-Mexico Interparlamentary Meeting Ends Today

Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Topics related to Latin American integration, the situation in the Caribbean and Cuba will be discussed on Saturday, the last day of the XII Mexico-Cuba Interparliamentary Meeting.

The meeting, in session since last Thursday in the city of Merida, state capital of Yucatan, aims to deepen the relationship between the two nations, mostly in areas of economic cooperation, tourism, climate change and natural disaster prevention.

According to Notimex, the Mexican Congress and the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba on Friday declared themselves in favor of ending the trade impasse which brought to a halt the exchange of goods between the two countries over the past eight years, representing a minimum of 400 million dollars annually.

Cuban Parliament President Ricardo Alarcon, said that although Mexico is the third partner of Cuba in Latin America, after Venezuela and Brazil, the Cuban government hopes that this country can play a more active role in the Cuban market, as before.

Alarcon added that during the meeting both parties discussed many issues, but the most important of these was a review of relations between the two parliaments, mutual cooperation and the international agenda of interest to the two countries, and the identification of areas where more can be done.

Both parties also agreed to ask their governments to promote in international forums the creation of a global fund to address the impacts of climate change and natural disasters.

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