Havana, Sep 21 – With the aim of promoting economic and technical cooperation in agriculture and rural development, the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture and the one of Agriculture and Food, from Belarus, signed a Cooperation Agreement.
According to a report from Cubaminrex site, the document was signed yesterday by the Cuban ambassador in that country, Gerardo Suarez, and by Leonid Zayats, minister of the branch in that European nation.
Both countries aim to develop cooperation in plant cultivation, soil exploitation and conservation, animal production, mechanization of agricultural production, technologies for processing animal products, development of bio-energy and their use in agriculture, among other actions.
During the meeting, ideas were exchanged on the broad possibilities of collaboration in the field of agriculture and food production, given the experience of Belarus, which becomes more important at a time when Cuban agriculture suffered serious damage by Hurricane Irma.
The Belarusian minister lamented the situation created in Cuba by the scourge of the hurricane, and transmitted his solidarity to the Cuban people and their security in the recovery. (ACN)