Visit of Karel de Gucht to Cuba: wreath laying ceremony of José Marti's Monument, meeting with Dagoberto Rodríguez Barrera, Cuban Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, Cuban Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, and statements by Karel de Gucht

Type: Report   Reference: I-063698   Duration: 10:04:23  Lieu:
End production: 02/11/2009   First transmission: 03/11/2009
Karel de Gucht, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid, was in Cuba on 2 November 2009. He took part to the José Martí wreath laying ceremony and met Dagoberto Rodriguez Barrera, Cuban Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, Cuban Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, and Javier Niño Pérez, Chargé d'Affaires for the Delegation of the European Commission in Cuba. He also visited the Havana International Fair.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Arrival of Karel de Gucht, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid, and Dagoberto Rodriguez Barrera, Cuban Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, to the wreath laying ceremony 00:00:06
10:00:11 General view of the José Martí monument at the Revolution Square in Havana 00:00:05
10:00:16 Karel de Gucht standing with Dagoberto Rodriguez Barrera 00:00:04
10:00:20 View of Cuban soldiers marching with wreath 00:00:10
10:00:30 Karel de Gucht walking up for wreath laying 00:00:05
10:00:35 Cuban Honor Guard with wreath and Karel de Gucht unfurling ribbons (3 shots) 00:00:13
10:00:48 Karel de Gucht being shown the Museum at Revolution Square (3 shots) 00:00:24
10:01:12 Karel de Gucht looking at Havana City through the window on the top of José Martí monument (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:01:25 Exterior view of the Cuban Foreign Ministry 00:00:05
10:01:30 View of the conference with the delegations (3 shots) 00:00:14
10:01:44 Karel de Gucht with Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, Cuban Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, at the European stand at Havana International Fair (3 shots) 00:00:27
10:02:11 Soundbite by Karel de Gucht (in ENGLISH): the EU is Cuba's first investor and one of its main trade partners; the Cuban market remains highly attractive and offers numerous business opportunities of shared interests; Cuba is also a major tourist attraction for Europeans. 00:00:18
10:02:29 Karel de Gucht with Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz entering France's stand at Havana International Fair (2 shots) 00:00:22
10:02:51 Karel de Gucht looking at Cuban cigars stand (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:03:05 Karel de Gucht looking at Havana Club rum stand (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:03:16 Soundbite by Karel de Gucht (in ENGLISH): and it is obvious that we have common ground to work more together in the field of development cooperation, and I hope that we can also go further in our political dialog, and in any case this was a very open discussion. 00:00:22
10:03:38 Cutaway of Karel de Gucht walking with Javier Niño Perez, Chargé d'Affaires for the Delegation of the European Commission in Cuba 00:00:06
10:03:44 Soundbite by Karel de Gucht (in DUTCH): there are possibilities for further cooperation, development cooperation but also cooperation at policy level so that we could bring Cuba and the EU closer. 00:00:34
10:04:18 Cutaway of Karel de Gucht with Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz 00:00:05
10:04:23 Carlos G. Borroto, Deputy Director of the Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Havana, explaining their operation (3 shots) 00:00:00
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