VIENNA, June 19, 2017.- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday highlighted the strong rejection of the policy announced recently by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the Caribbean island.
'These unpopular measures ignore the majority's support for the lifting of the blockade and the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States by Congress people, including many members of the Republican Party, the business sector, several civil society organizations, Cuban migration, the press, social media and U.S. public opinion,' Rodriguez said in a press conference in this capital.
On June 16th, 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in a speech full of hostile rhetoric given at a theater in Miami, which reminded the times of open confrontation with our country, announced the policy of his government towards Cuba which reverts the progress achieved in the past two years, after that on December 17th, 2014 the presidents Raúl Castro Ruz and Barack Obama made public the decision to reestablish diplomatic relations and start a process towards the normalization of bilateral ties.
Port of Spain, June 8 From June 6 to June 8, the general director of the company CUBAEXPORT, Isabel O'rreilly, carried out an intense program of work that included visits and exchanges with several Trinidadian State institutions and Trinidadian private companies with the objective to promote Cuban products to the Caribbean market. The Cuban official presented Cuban products of international quality and prestige such as coffee and honey, marketed with various brands. The official was also able to initiate the exploration of new forms of association, cooperation and complementation based on the technology and development of the manufacturing industry of Trinidad and Tobago.
The visit is part of the growing interest of both countries to promote and develop bilateral trade, which in 2016 surpassed the figure of 100 million dollars.