Cuba and Saint Lucia recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at expanding trade between the two countries. Saint Lucia’s Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) hopes to introduce quality Saint Lucian products into the Cuban market.
Minister for commerce, business development, investment, and consumer affairs, Emma Hippolyte, and Roberto Verrier, director of the Centro de Promociὁn del Comercio Exterior y la Inversiὁn Extranjera (CEPEC) signed the MOU during the recently held Cuba-Caribbean Business Forum in Santiago de Cuba.
The MOU cements the ongoing relationship between TEPA and CEPEC to expand trade between the two countries.
“The government of Saint Lucia hopes that this relationship will deepen existing bilateral relations and also examine future trade opportunities to be pursued between Saint Lucia and Cuba,” Hippolyte said.
The forum was hosted by the Cuban Chamber of Commerce and the local government authorities of Santiago de Cuba to mark the 500th anniversary of the city.
TEPA is working to introduce Saint Lucian products into Cuba, which involves working closely with Dr Charles Isaac, Saint Lucia’s ambassador to Cuba and Jorge Soberon, Cuba’s Ambassador to Saint Lucia.