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Sweden and ECLAC to deepen cooperation with Cuba

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The Swedish and Cuban governments reaffirmed their interest in tightening relations, with the signing of a memorandum of understanding to boost cooperation.

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After the signing of the memorandum at the Cuban Foreign Ministry headquarters, Swedish Ambassador to Havana Elisabeth Eklund expressed the interest of her nation in increasing and extending cooperation with the Cuban Executive and people.

Sweden has maintained a close and friendly relation with Cuba since they established diplomatic relations in 1903. "We have had an embassy here for more than 50 years," she said.

Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra said this was the 19th agreement that Cuban has signed with European Union member States, something that shows the good pace of the Cuba's relations with each of those countries.

ECLAC Executive Secretary, Alicia Barcena, announced that she will travel to Cuba in February on an official visit, to continue the UN entity''s collaboration with the island.

In statements to Prensa Latina, Barcena said she recently received the report from the Human Development Index (HDI), and ECLAC will prepare the National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI) of Cuba in this regard.

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