Businessmen from Cuba and El Salvador assessed today in a virtual forum the business potential in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT).

The first business roundtable allowed representatives of public and private companies from both countries to make a brief “pitch” (presentation) of their products and services, to pave the way for an eventual rapprochement.

El Salvador’s ambassador to Cuba, David Cruz, highlighted the commitment of President Nayib Bukele’s administration in the field of technology, as well as in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

In turn, Cuban diplomat Abel Bárzaga pointed out that the commercial link and the expansion of business is possible, and estimated that both parties can learn a lot and complement each other.

“If until some time ago the relationship was more focused on the social aspect, now both nations have a legal framework to get closer in the business area,” said Bárzaga, who represented the Cuban embassy in El Salvador at the forum.

El Salvador and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations in 2009, and for a decade their respective governments strengthened cooperation in education, health, citizen coexistence and scientific-technical advice.