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20240311 Cuba Amb

Cuba wishes to resume CFC investments at the earliest

H.E. Ms. Anet Pino Rivero, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is seen with Managing Director Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal at the Secretariat of the CFC. H.E. Ms. Anet Pino Rivero came to visit CFC for the first time to know more about the activities of the CFC and its impact on the ground while thanking CFC for its proactive role in the G-77 as well as within the United Nations ecosystem.  

Her Excellency was accompanied by Ms. Ana María Ortega Báez, Third Secretary at the Embassy.

During the discussion, Ambassador Belal briefed Ambassador Pino Rivero on the current as well as probable future initiatives of the CFC. Considering the setback we all have been enduring due to COVID-19 pandemic, Ambassador Belal wished to see more working relations and partnership with the countries in the days to come. 

Ambassador Belal, taking cue from COVID-19 lessons, highlighted the importance of capacity building initiatives beyond business case of CFC’s usual projects.

With regard to the ongoing call for proposals by CFC, Ambassador Belal urged Ambassador Pino Rivero to disseminate the information so that qualified SMEs/enterprises could submit quality projects from Cuba for consideration by the Executive Board of CFC. 

Ambassador Rivero solicited more information on the modus operandi of the CFC’s core activities conducted through the call for proposals milieu. An informal briefing session was immediately organized to discuss different aspects of CFC’s sourcing of pilot ideas as well as regular process of approval through the Executive Board.

The dialogue between the two Ambassadors also paved the way for future collaboration. Ambassador Pino Rivero shared insightful proposals on how the CFC and Cuba could forge a deeper partnership, thus amplifying their joint efforts towards sustainable development. The meeting was concluded with the expression of mutual assurances of support to do the necessary follow up in the days to come.

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