Cuba - Signing of agreement with AFD group (Havana, July 29, 2016)

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France welcomes the signing of an agreement by the Cuban foreign trade minister and the French Development Agency (AFD) on July 29 in Havana.

Under this agreement, AFD will be able to fund projects in Cuba.

Priority areas include renewable energies, water and sanitation, sustainable tourism, urban development, the agrifoods industry, and transportation. The AFD will open an office in Havana before the end of the year.

This agreement follows a declaration of cooperation and a bilateral agreement on servicing the Cuban debt signed in Paris on February 1 during the Cuban President’s state visit to France.