Thai Minister of Commerce welcomes the Cuban Ambassador

Thai Minister of Commerce welcomes the Cuban Ambassador

BANGKOK, June 21, 2017.- The Cuban Ambassador to Thailand, Héctor Conde Almeida, was welcomed by the Thai Minister of Commerce, Apiradi Tantraporn, who recalled two visits to Cuba and, in particular, the opportunity in which personally met Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz for whom she had emotional words of admiration.

In the cordial meeting the good path of bilateral relations was confirmed and the mutual will to continue strengthening them was reiterated, with special mention to the historical significance of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries to be held in May 2018.

The Minister expressed interest in the progress of bilateral cooperation in biotechnological applications for the benefit of both peoples and agreed on the importance of raising the level of exchanges in the fields of agriculture, food security and direct bilateral trade.

Both parties agreed that joint efforts in the production and commercialization of medicine and pharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases constitute an important contribution to the implementation of Thailand's Development Strategy 4.0 aimed at enhancing the competitiveness and sustainability of its socioeconomic model, in line with the national philosophy of sufficient economy.

The Minister announced that a large high-level delegation from Thailand would attend the XXXV edition of the International Fair of Havana (FIHAV 2017) and agreed on the importance of maintaining close cooperation in the various multilateral forums, including those related to the work of the World Trade Organization.

The Cuban Ambassador thanked the Minister, the Government and people of Thailand for their support of the United Nations Resolution on the need to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US government against Cuba and conveyed congratulations on the enactment, on April 6, 2017, of the Constitution no. 20 since the transformation in 1932 of the absolute Monarchy into constitutional Monarchy.

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