Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cuba names new foreign investment minister

Cuba names new foreign investment minister 2008-11-14 10:22:07

HAVANA, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- Cuban leader Raul Castro has named
Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz as the new Minister for Foreign Investment and
Economic Collaboration, replacing Marta Lomas Morales, state media
reported Thursday.

Malmierca, 52, recently completed his mission as Cuban ambassador
to the United Nations, official daily "Granma" reported.

The report did not reveal the reasons for the change, nor the new
post Lomas will take up.

Malmierca has served as vice minister, director and in other
positions in the Foreign Investment Ministry.

The ministry oversees the Cuban government's joint venture projects
with foreign companies, as well as the operation of non-governmental
organizations in the country.

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