Havana, – Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (Mincex), reiterated that the XXXVII Havana International Fair (Fihav 2019) has been a demonstration that foreign entrepreneurs trust the Cuban market, despite the pressure from the US government and the unfair blockade against the greater of the Antilles.
Speaking today to the press after the awards ceremony and closing ceremony, Malmierca said that more than four thousand exhibitors from more than 60 countries exhibited their main goods and services, in addition to having done good business between national entities and foreign
He stressed that three agreements were signed for new associations with foreign capital, one of them in the Mariel Special Development Zone.
The fair showed that we are moving forward and that we will continue to promote our economic and social development plans, said the head of the Mincex, and said that neither the blockade nor the pressures or anti-Cuban measures will take away our sleep, they will intimidate us or they will to worry
Malmierca recalled that although the largest commercial stock exchange in the country and one of the largest in Latin America and the Caribbean this time was dedicated to greeting the 500th anniversary of Havana, exhibitors from all provinces attended, from Pinar del Rio to Guantanamo .
That showed interest in promoting exports and import substitution, and everything that contributes to our economy functioning more efficiently, said the minister.
Fihav 2019 was inaugurated on Monday in the presence of President Miguel Diaz-Canel, and included business and business forums, the presentation of the Portfolio of Opportunities for foreign investment and the Commercial Directory of Cuba 2020-2021, while Spain was the nation more represented.