The forum will take place on June 4 and 5 at the National Hotel in this capital, on the occasion of the visit members of the Lebanese Council of Businessmen -an initiative created in March to promote bilateral economic ties- will pay to Havana. The multi-sector mission is made up by more than 20 business persons, the vast majority young, who in founding the company confirmed their interest in knowing details about the Cuban market and the new business portfolio approved by Foreign Investment Law 118.
According to the agenda of the meeting, announced on Monday by the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba, the visitors represent important business groups in the biopharmaceutical and petrochemical industries, health, tourism, transport and agribusiness.
“We believe in Cuba and see its potential, there are 30,000 Lebanese immigrants or descendants who live there, so we have well-rooted ties,” declared in March Ali Kazma, chairman of the Council.
At that time, Rene Ceballo, Cuban ambassador to Lebanon, asserted that the Cuban market, of both business and investment, is at a very important moment, with the creation of the Special Development Zone of Mariel.
The diplomat told the members of the initiative that this will be a “strong, consolidated relationship, a good marriage, with ups and downs,” but always with the purpose of developing the two countries and the Lebanese and Cuban companies and those of other Arab states expected to join them.
The Chamber of Commerce also reported on Monday that on June 8 and 9, in Havana, a delegation from Aruba will hold exchanges on business interests with Cuban counterparts.