Havana, Cuba

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Thomas Bareiß, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, set off yesterday for a three-day visit to Cuba. His programme includes discussions with representatives of the Cuban government, the Cuban chamber of commerce and central bank, as well as a visit to the multisectoral trade fair FIHAV in Havana. Together with the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, he will also open the German Office to Promote Trade and Investment in Cuba.

Thomas Bareiß commented: “German companies can see particularly good business opportunities in the sectors prioritised by the Cuban government of energy, water supply and processing, health and foodstuffs. By opening the German trade office in Havana and providing financial and organisational support for attendance at the trade fair, we are responding to the increased interest taken by German companies in the Cuban market. I am convinced that, with their highly efficient, state-of-the-art technologies, German companies can offer Cuba good solutions. We want a partnership which benefits both sides.”

This year, the Economic Affairs Ministry is participating in the FIHAV trade fair for the 20th time, with a joint stand for small and medium-sized enterprises under the motto “Made in Germany”. Parliamentary State Secretary Bareiß will talk with the exhibitors and find out about their products, business relations and experiences on the Cuban market.