Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Cuba, Brazil Plan 2006 Cooperation

Brasilia, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Brazil concluded their meeting to assess bilateral exchange with the approval of the 2006 program that includes actions in health, environment, agriculture, geology and mines, and public finances.

At the 3-day meeting in Brasilia executives from 14 institutions from both countries also signed two special projects on commercial banks and management of hydrographic basins.

At the end of the discussions both parties highlighted the progress in the fields of bilateral cooperation, particularly commercial, economic, cultural and technical and scientific exchange.

They also agreed to cooperate with third countries to implement South-South cooperation.

Cuban Ambassador Pedro Nunez Mosquera said that "bilateral exchange has gradually enhanced in sports, education, health, agriculture, science and technology, environment and basic industry."

Mosquera said commercial exchange this year should be 300 million dollars, and the flow of Brazilian tourists to the island already exceeded 13,000 in 2005.

The diplomat added that Brazil will try the Cuban pilot literacy program for adults in Piaui state; "Yo si puedo" this year brought Venezuela as second to Cuba (1961) to wipe out the scourge of illiteracy in Latin America.

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