Havana_ Cuba and Germany signed today a memorandum of understanding to negotiate the opening in Havana of a German office aimed at promoting bilateral trade and investment, Prensa Latina publishes.

The document was signed by Vice Foreign Minister and Federal Minister of Economy and Energy of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel; and the Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, who inaugurated at the National Hotel a business meeting between the two nations.

The forum was attended by 60 German businessmen, who represent the German best-known brands in the world, as well as small and medium enterprises involved.

The participants will examine the possibilities to develop relations in sectors like the economy, energy, cooperation for the scientific and academic development among others.

Gabriel pointed out that the process of economic update in Cuba opens up prospects for deepening ties between the two countries.

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