Delegation explores business ties
By the Cuba Journal staff
A business delegation from Belgium is visiting Havana this week, in a bid to explore new investment opportunities in Cuba.
The group, which includes representatives of 12 companies in Belgium, is reportedly the first of its kind visiting the island.
“With this mission, in addition to boosting bilateral trade ties, we hope that Cuba will become a bridge to other markets in Latin America in the Caribbean — in a very favorable context — as the Caribbean nation opens to the world,” said Guy Bultynck, president of the Luxumberoug-Belgium chamber of commerce.
Omar Fernandez, secretary general of Cuba’s Chamber of Commerce, urged parties to explore the potential of the Cuban market.
Last year, Cuba unveiled a landmark new law on foreign investment, one that has opened up almost 250 projects valued at some $8.7 billion US dollars.
Belgium is the sixth-largest trading partner for Cuba in Europe.