Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cuba, Brazil signs new cooperation agreements

Cuba, Brazil signs new cooperation agreements 2008-09-27 09:56:54

HAVANA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Cuba and Brazil on Friday signed three
cooperation agreements on mining geology, water resources and commercial

During the meeting held here since Tuesday, the representative of
the Brazilian Agency of Cooperation, Andreia Rigueira, said the
agreements will be carried out soon.

"The new agreements will give more possibilities for the
application of the geo-statistics in the mining exploration in Cuba,"
Rigueira said during the Seventh Meeting of the Technical Cooperation
Work Group.

"The agreements will also enhance the technical exchange on the
management of water resources," Rigueira said.

Rigueira said the agreements will help "train directors and experts
from the banks and other financial institutions."

In January 2008, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
visited Cuba and signed 10 cooperation agreements on agriculture, energy
and pharmacy.

Since 2007, Brazil has become the second largest commercial partner
of Cuba in Latin America following Venezuela.

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