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Turkey reitreates support to end embargo on Cuba

Turkey reitreates support to end embargo on Cuba
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu hopes bilateral trade to reach $200 million

By Hakan Copur

HAVANA, Cuba (AA) - During his two-day official visit to Cuba, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday said his country will continue to support to end sanctions and embargo on the Latin American nation.

Cavusoglu's statements came following his meeting with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez in the capital Havana.

Following the meeting, he said in a series of tweets, that Turkey opposes unilateral sanctions against Cuba as he stated that relations between Ankara and Havana are developing.

"#Turkey strongly opposes unilateral sanctions&will continue to support the Resolution at the #UNGA to end the embargo imposed on #Cuba. @DiazCanelB," he wrote.

Cavusoglu also met his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla where they discussed the way to improve bilateral relations as the regional issues, including the ongoing regional political crisis in Venezuela, were also in their agenda.

"Turkish investments in #Cuba are increasing. Will develop relations in agriculture, construction, infrastructure, energy, health&tourism. @BrunoRguezP," he said in another tweet.

On the last day of his two-day official tour, Cavusoglu also met with Cuban parliament Speaker Estaban Lazo Hernandez.

Cavusoglu stated that the Turkish Parliament will be an observer in the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino), a regional permanent organization.

"#Turkey-#Cuba relations are in a v. good level. Will increase contacts b/w Parliaments. #TBMM [Turkish Grand National Assembly] will be observer in #PARLATINO. #EstebanLazoHernández," Cavusoglu said in his tweet.

On bilateral trade, he mentioned that Turkish Airlines' flights to Cuba support to boost trade relations.

"The @TK_TR flights have a positive impact on our tourism and trade relations w/#Cuba. Will reach $200 million in bilateral trade. #RicardoCabrisas," he said.

*Writing and contribution by Dilara Hamit from Ankara

source: News Feed
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