UAE signs accord with Cuba

The United Arab Emirates and Cuba penned an agreement on Saturday to boost political consultations as well as to enhance commercial, economic and technical co-operation between the two nations.

The UAE foreign minister Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Cuban counterpart, Rodrigues Dias, signed the agreement in Havana.

The agreement would assist both the countries in exploiting investment opportunities in the fields of trade, tourism and renewable energy in the two countries.

Speaking on the topic, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said, "This is the first official visit, of bilateral nature, of a high-ranking official from the UAE to Cuba and we are very satisfied."

Business delegations from the two countries were also present.

The Arab countries have repeatedly condemned the United States financial, economic and commercial blockade against Cuba.