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LatinNews Daily - 10 March 2021

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In brief: Venezuela inks food production agreement with Cuba

* Venezuela’s agriculture ministry has signed an agreement with its Cuban counterpart to promote the bilateral development of food production through cooperation in the areas of livestock, fish farming, and the production of cereals, legumes, and tubers, among other things. The agreement was reached at the 21st session of the Intergovernmental Commission of the Cuba-Venezuela Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement (Cicic), which took place in Cuba’s capital Havana and was chaired by Cuba’s deputy prime minister Ricardo Cabrisas Ruíz, and Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodríguez Gómez. At the Cicic, both sides also signed an initiative to expand and benefit from the use of moringa, tithonia, mulberry, and other crops grown in Venezuela to produce animal feed. Cabrisas Ruiz explained that the Cicic, which seeks to strengthen links in energy, transport, education, culture, and sport, also addressed efforts to improve health and the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic as well as discussed the roll-out of vaccines produced locally in Cuba.