Republic of Cuba and
the Abuja Chambers of
Commerce Industry, ACCI,
has concluded plans to
partner in strengthen
economic relations with the
two counties in the area of
manufacturing of critical
vaccines to tackle endemic
ailments such Hepatitis, B
and C, Meningitis, Lassa
fever and diabetes towards
establishing a Cuban-
Nigerian joint venture
hospitals in the country.
The chamber in a statement
issued by the Media &
Protocol Officer, Mr. Lubem
Gena yesterday,noted that
the renewed commitment
by the Cuban government
to strengthen economic
relations with Nigeria
was made by the Cuban
Ambassador to Nigeria,
Carlos Treso Saso when
he paid a courtesy visit to
the President of the Abuja
chamber,Prince Adetokunbo
Kayode in Abuja.
Saso emphasized the
need to galvanize resources
for more joint economic
activities in the health
industry, medical tourism,
pharmaceuticals, agriculture
and sports business.
According the statement,
the Cuban government was
interested in the manufacture
of critical vaccines in
Nigeria, to tackle endemic
ailments like Hepatitis, B
and C, Meningitis, Lassa
fever and diabetes as well
as establishment of Cuban-
Nigerian joint venture
hospitals in Abuja”.
Accompanied by Ms. Leydis
Bernal Suarez, Deputy Head
of Mission, the Ambassador
also expressed interest
in developing a strategic
relationship with the Abuja
Chamber in these areas
to exponentially improve
commercial activities and
enhance the balance of trade
between Nigeria and Cuba.
In response, Prince Kayode
thanked the envoy for the
demonstration of genuine
interest in improving the
economic ties between
Nigeria and Cuba.
“This is in line with
the strategic plan of the
Chamber to forge strong ties
with international business
community to develop
joint ventures and enhance
foreign direct investment”,
he noted.
He urged the international
community to work with
Nigeria in all areas of
businesses especially now
that the environment is
getting better and there is the
market and a young as well
as the dynamic workforce.
“The Chamber is also
encouraging Public Private
Partnerships PPP, The
government now realizes
that the Organized Private
Sector OPS, and the public
sector exists to advance the
economy and the general
good of the country hence the
renewed and on-going effort
at ease of doing business
program which is improving
and enabling business
environment in Nigeria”,
the President added.

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