Pakistani businessmen asked to explore trade opportunities with Cuba
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 13:47
ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Cuba to Pakistan, Jesus Zenen Buergo Concepcion
Tuesday invited Pakistani business community to participate in the
upcoming international expo scheduled to be held in Havana and explore
"Pakistani business community can have a chance to build bridges with
participants from seventy countries which are taking part in this mega
event," the ambassador said while talking to a delegation of businessmen.
Jesus Zenen Buergo Concepcion said that Pakistani textiles, sports
goods, surgical instruments, leather goods and rice are needed in Cuba.
He said that he will push the Cuba Chamber of Commerce to create
linkages and exchange of delegations with Federation of Pakistan Chamber
of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI).
He said that China was Cuba's second largest trading partner and the
country wants enhanced trade ties with Pakistan.
Health and medical education system of Cuba was considered one of the
best in the world and we desire to upgrade Pakistani system to that
level, he said.
He said that Cuba have offered biggest ever fully paid scholarship
programme to Pakistan under which 1,000 students will become doctors by
2015 adding that they would be country's ambassadors in Pakistan.
The ambassador said relations between Pakistan and Cuba were based on
mutual trust and confidence, adding the mutual trust must be converted
into trade and economic cooperation.
He said Pakistan is victim of disinformation spread by foreign media
which is contrary to the ground realities.
The ambassador thanked Islamabad for supporting a UN resolution for
lifting of embargoes on Cuba.
The businessmen delegation that met the Ambassador of Cuba included
Chairman Coordination FPCCI Atif Akram Sheikh, Chairman Media FPCCI
Malik Sohail and others
On the occasion, the FPCCI representatives demanded transfer of medical
related technology and training facility to local technicians besides
enhancing trade relations between the two countries to exploit the
They also assured the ambassador that Pakistani businessmen will
participate in the upcoming Cuban expo.