Brazilian President Highlights Commitment to Cooperate with Cuba

Brazilian President Highlights Commitment to Cooperate with Cuba

Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The best way for Brazil to fight the blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States is to offer our cooperation in different areas, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday.

Roussef, who arrived in Havana on Monday, highlighted the existence of strategic cooperation favorable for both countries, because Cuba has a unique and competent structure in areas such as biotechnology, while Brazil can provide high technological capacity.

After laying a wreath at the memorial dedicated to Cuban National Hero José Martí, Rousseff told reporters that her government is committed to helping the Cuban people, who are driving the update of the country’s economic model.

Brazil participates in several important initiatives to achieve that purpose, such as facilitating access to a credit of 400 million USD to purchase food in our market, she said.

She also announced the recent approval of funds to facilitate the purchase of equipment, machinery and tractors to boost agricultural production in Cuba.

We are also making a major contribution to the construction of the western port of Mariel, which is a system of export of goods produced in Cuba, said Rousseff.

The agenda of Rousseff’s official visit to Cuba, which will conclude on Wednesday, includes a meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro and the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro.