Chinese business could buy the Cuban postal sector, according to what was revealed this Friday at a meeting of the Asian country’s ambassador in Havana, Chen Xi, and the president of Correos de Cuba, Carlos Asensio Valerino.
At the meeting, officials from both nations examined “the possibility of performing investment jobs by business from that Asian country to update the postal graphics and the postal processing plant of Correos de Cuba,” according to a note from the island’s Ministry of Comunicaciones, which does not mention names of possible interested companies.
In addition, during the meeting– which occurred in a “fraternal, transparent and mutual cooperation” environment–” the exchange of experiences and great practices in electronic commerce, and the reconciliation of postal exchange between the postal operators of both nations” was likewise dealt with.
According to the note, the Chinese ambassador “thanked Correos de Cuba for the support received for the postal cancellation carried out recently, on the event of commemorating the 60 th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations in between Cuba and China.”
Specifically in the context of this anniversary, honored on September 28, the governments of Cuba and China signed an arrangement to acquire steel items for repair work, maintenance and building, for more than 93 million yuan, comparable to more than 13 million dollars.
Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Financial Investment Rodrigo Malmierca and the Chinese Ambassador to the island signed several legal instruments to enhance cooperation between the 2 nations in areas such as health, industry and computerization, amongst them the one describing a cooperation task worth more than 2 million dollars for the future technological modernization of the General Customs of Cuba.
In addition, the island also got the 2nd batch of a contribution of medical supplies for the prevention and control of COVID-19 used by the government of the Asian giant.
At present, China is Cuba’s main trading partner in Asia and one of the biggest on the planet. In November 2018, during the see of President Miguel Díaz-Canel to that country, the 2 governments signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Joint Promo of the Building of the Belt and Roadway, which has actually relaunched bilateral cooperation.