Montreal, June 12, 2019.- Mrs. Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, Cuban Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA), attended the 25th Anniversary edition of the Conference of Montreal, held from June 10-13, in the Canadian city with the same name, under the theme “Embracing Change”.
The Conference of Montreal, which has been hosted by the International Forum of the Americas since 1995, is committed to heightening knowledge and awareness of the major issues concerning economic globalization, with a particular emphasis on the relations between the Americas and other continents.
On Wednesday, June 12, Minister Pérez Montoya delivered introductory remarks at the morning session entitled “Towards a new energy future”, and referred to Cuba´s State Plan to tackle climate change (Project Life/Tarea Vida), which is aimed at the mitigation of climate change effects and environment protection.
During her visit to Montreal, Minister Pérez Montoya met with Quebec Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIFQ), Mrs. Nadine Girault, with whom she examined the good state of relations between that Canadian province and Cuba, and discussed the exiting prospects to strengthen cooperation in various fields. These ties have been consolidated after the signing of the Joint Declaration between MRIFQ and the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment in 2016, and the opening of the Quebec Office in Havana in 2017.
Furthermore, the Cuban minister gathered with Canadian companies that are already doing or that are exploring to do business with Cuba in prioritized sectors of the Cuban economy, including renewable energy sources and agriculture.
Her Excellency Josefina Vidal, Ambassador of Cuba to Canada; Mrs. Belsis Isabel Llorente, Minister´s Chief of Staff; and Mrs. Cristina Ramos, Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Cuba in Ottawa, accompanied the visiting Cuban Minister.
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