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Mission of Deputy Minister Sereni to Cuba and Costa Rica (Havana/San José, 16 – 21 January 2022)

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Marina Sereni, started an institutional visit to Cuba and Costa Rica on Sunday, 16 January, which will end on Friday, 21 January.

The visit started in Havana where, today, Deputy Minister Sereni will chair the sixth Session of the Political Dialogue together with the First Deputy Minister, Gerardo Peñalver Portal. Among other commitments, the agenda of the mission includes a working breakfast with a delegation of Italian entrepreneurs who are in the country, and meetings with Government Authorities, starting from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Planning, Alejandro Gil Fernández, and Deputy Minister of Justice, Rosabel Gamón Verde.

After visiting some ongoing Italian Cooperation projects in the historic centre of the Cuban capital city, today Deputy Minister Sereni will sign a Memorandum on Development Cooperation for a three-year contribution of EUR 12 million.

Yesterday, besides the visit, Deputy Minister Sereni had a meeting with the Deputy Director for the Americas in the European External Action Service (EEAS), Javier Niño Pérez.

On 19 January, Deputy Minister Sereni will go to San José where, on 21 January, she will chair the first Session of the Political Dialogue together with Deputy Minister Adriana Bolaños Argueta. Other commitments are also on the agenda, starting from the first working breakfast with Deputy Minister Christian Guillermet-Fernandez, on 20 January.