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According to diplomatic sources, Cuba and Turkey will be looking to strengthen bilateral relations during Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez’s two day visit to the capital Ankara, where he arrived today, June 15, reports Prensa Latina.
Rodríguez will hold talks with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the National Assembly, Ismail Kahraman, before meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Mevült Cavusoglu, during which the two officials will discuss bilateral relations as well as current international and regional issues, according to a statement from Turkey’s Foreign Ministry.
Following visits to the island by the Turkish President in February 2015 and the country’s Exporters Association in April 2016, the organization noted that although economic exchanges between the two nations have been modest to date, there exists important potential to develop ties in this area.
Turkish companies have shown interest in various sectors of the island’s economy, such as energy, transport, agriculture, food, textiles, biotechnological products for humans and animals, honey, sugar, coffee and citrus fruits, as well as its medical services.
Rodríguez is also scheduled to meet with members of Turkey’s Cuba Solidarity movement.
This year the two countries are celebrating 65 years of uninterrupted diplomatic relations.