Dominican Republic and Cuba to expand trade relations


 
  A Cuban delegation headed by Ambassador Alexis Bandrich was welcomed on   Wednesday by the Chamber of Commerce and the mayor of the northwestern city   of Santiago in the Dominican Republic. The two parties addressed   opportunities to develop new business projects for mutual benefit.
 
  The president of Santiago’s Chamber of Commerce, Maria Victoria Menicucci,   said they hoped to reach accords that boost bilateral trade.
 
  Addressing executives from 20 local companies, Menicucci said that Santiago   is a region marked by its livestock and agricultural production and free-zone   services. She particularly referred to the local construction material   sector, such as cement, blocks, and metallic structures, which are sold on   the international market.
 
  The executive said it is necessary to deepen trade relations between the two   countries and she went on to stress that Cuba is currently diversifying its   economy, which offers many opportunities for advancement.
 
  Meanwhile, Bandrich expressed his country’s interest in identifying   opportunities to enhance bilateral cooperation and consider new projects.

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