On July 14 and 15 at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, the Cuba-Mexico Business Forum 2022 will be held, a space that will facilitate bilateral meetings between Cuban and Mexican businessmen.

The meeting, which aims to be a stage to exchange ideas and challenges in terms of attracting business and trade between both nations, will include the participation of different economic actors in the country.

So far, more than 100 Mexican businessmen have confirmed their participation, who will meet with Cuban counterparts, including MiPymes, from the agri-food, logistics, and tourism sectors. Accreditation for the Business Forum began on July 11 and will run until July 13 at the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce.

The Cuba-Mexico Business Forum will meet within the framework of the celebrations for the almost 120 years of establishment of uninterrupted diplomatic relations. Since 1903, the Aztec country has maintained intimate historical ties of brotherhood with the island; which, together with the geographical proximity and reciprocal knowledge of the business sector, has made Mexico an important trading partner, operational supplier of food, supplies and equipment for the agri-food industry, as well as for tourism.

During the last years, Mexico was positioned as the third country in the region in the commercial exchange (CI) of goods with Cuba and, last year, it was seventh in the region in the trade of services. In September 2021, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez visited Mexico and held talks with his Mexican counterpart to promote foreign trade, cooperation and business negotiations.

More recently, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador made an official visit to Cuba where progress on the agreed issues was reviewed, as well as other issues of bilateral interest.

With the holding of the Cuba-Mexico Business Forum 2022 in the coming days, both nations ratify their commitment and interest in strengthening bilateral economic relations, in the economic-commercial field, bilateral cooperation and foreign investment.

MINCEX