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Mexicos Agriculture Minister on a Working Visit to Cuba
Mexican Minister of Agriculture, Ranching, Fishing and Food, Jose Calzada, is paying a working visit to Cuba since November 23 to explore new opps of trade and cooperation with the Caribbean nation.

The Mexican government official is scheduled to meet here with the ministers of Food, Foreign Trade and Investment, and Agriculture.

Secretary Sagarpa said the visit will include a technical meeting to address bilateral cooperation, trade and investment between the two countries, as well as ways to strengthen institutional relations.

Mexico is interested in support Cuban efforts to enhance the agri-food sector, the development of technical capacities, agricultural research and basic resources, as well as technology transfer and best practices. Also on the focus of interest are issues relevant to the fishing sector, particularly the exchange of experience and the programs of fishing dealing with reproductive management and genetics.

According to the minister's statements, Mexico is interest in taking part in investment projects in the areas of livestock, agricultural sanitary inspection at the Special Development Zone in the western Cuban harbor of Mariel.

During his visit here, minister Calzada will extend Cuban authorities an invitation to the Regional Conference of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to take place in February in Mexico City. / CNA.

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