Cuba was promoted in an international fair in a western Turkish city on Monday.
Cuba was the honorary guest of an international fair organized in the Aegean city of Izmir every year, and it was promoted in a meeting held within the framework of this year's fair.
"We want to see Turkey among the top ten countries we are having trade relations with," Antonio Carricarte, the Cuban deputy minister of foreign trade, said in the meeting.
Carricarte said that Cuba and Turkey had signed 18 cooperation protocols so far, and also said that Cuba should be seen as a country that could help another country integrate to a big continent.
Izmir is hosting the fair for the 77th time this year. The theme of this year's fair will be global warming and climate change.
Izmir International Fair, welcoming almost 60 countries, 1000 companies and 1,5 million visitors every year, provides an environment which domestic and foreign exhibitors promote new technologies and exhibit new products and businessmen meet.
The fair also presents social, cultural events and entertainment as a whole together with its industrial and commercial dimension.
Last year, the Izmir International Fair was held between August 31st and September 10th. There were 1,091 exhibitors, including 815 domestic and 276 foreign. Nearly one and a half million people visited the fair opened on about 72,000 sqm. of area. Ukraine was the guest country of honor of the fair in which 59 countries participated.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Ağustos 2008, 12:00