Tehran Times Economic Desk
TEHRAN – The Iranian industry and mines minister met the Cuban deputy
foreign affairs minister in Tehran and called for all-out strengthening
of bilateral relations.
The Mehr News Agency reported that Ali-Akbar Mehrabian highlighted the
long-lasting relations between the two states and called for mutual
investment in the two countries' industry and mines sectors.
Mehrabian pointed to the unique position of Cuba among Latin American
countries, and said that through increasing mutual cooperation the
people of the two countries will benefit from it.
Marcos Rodriguez noted the enhanced political relations between Havana
and Tehran, adding that the ties have utmost importance for the leaders
of the two countries.
He said that Cuba is determined to increase its economic, industrial and
trade relations to the same level of its political ties with Iran.
Rodriguez further noted the negative impact of the global economic
crisis on his country, and called on Iran for further investment in Cuba
for manufacturing products that could be in turn exported to Latin
tehran times : Iran, Cuba seek expanded economic co-op (30 January 2010)