United Arab Emirates FM begins visit to Cuba

havana-live-solar-plantHAVANA, Oct 5  (PL) The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, starts today an official visit to Cuba, where he will sign agreements on finances and air services.

During his stay, the foreign minister will sign two agreements, one of them for air services and the second one on a loan between the Cuba and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, with a view to finance a solar energy generation project of 10 MW.

Cuba and the United Arab Emirates, which maintain good relations, established diplomatic ties on March 18, 2002.20301

The United Arab Emirates, with an area of 83, 600 square kilometers (26,000

square miles), has supported the UN resolution against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States to the Caribbean island.
Both countries are currently making progress in the negotiation process for granting loans for projects of economic and social development of the Caribbean country.

Located southeast of the Arabian Peninsula, extending from the peninsula of Qatar to the Strait of Hormuz, the United Arab Emirates borders Qatar and the Persian Gulf to the north, the Gulf of Oman in the east, and Saudi Arabia in the south and west.