Havana_ The Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment of Cuba, Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz is carrying out an official visit to Canada to participate in official meetings with politicians and representatives of the business sectors in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, the Cuban News Agency reports.

The Cuban minister will meet with Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, and Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, to discuss the expansion of trade relations, investment and cooperation between the two nations.

Malmierca will also hold meetings with the presidents of the Senate and the House of Commons of the Parliament of Canada, George Furey and Geoff Regan, respectively.

The Cuban minister and the delegation that accompanies him will make several presentations on new investment opportunities in Cuba and hold talks with executives of Canadian companies with a long presence in Cuba, including Sherritt International, as well as entrepreneurs, officials and academics of the government of Québec, whose province is the largest trading partner of Cuba in Canada.

Canada is the fourth largest trading partner of Cuba, the second largest investor and first issuer of tourists to the Island.

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