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Panama and Cuba sign agreement for agricultural cooperation

Staff writer |
A memorandum of understanding on agricultural cooperation between Panama and Cuba was signed by the Minister of Agricultural Development (MIDA), Jorge Arango and Cuban Ambassador Antonio Pardo.

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The agreements so far are mainly in the scientific-technical area and the first project to be implemented will be the use in Panama of Cuban experiences in urban agriculture and greenhouse crops, stated the ambassador.

This agreement is a result of the recent visit of President Juan Carlos Varela to Cuba, which increased the relations between the two countries, with emphasis in trade and the links between Panama's Colon Free Zone and the Cuban Port of Mariel, stated Pardo.

After signing the document, Arango emphasized the development in agricultural research of the Cuban centers, mainly in seeds, veterinary medicine and other specialties, which he claimed to know well, as he participated in missions of the Food and Agriculture Organization.

The minister recalled the similarities of both nations in climatic conditions, traditions, crops, livestock, rustic buildings, and even the peasants, which allows a more efficient and better collaboration.

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