Isfahan, Isfahan prov., March 8, IRNA -- Based on an agreement signed
by the Mayor of Isfahan Mohammadali Javadi and the Mayor of Havana
Konrado Martines here on Thursday, the two cities were officially
declared sister cities.
In the ceremony, the mayor of Isfahan said in today's world the
solidarity between the developing countries is a must so that they can
achieve their social objectives.
He pointed to the two revolutions of Iran and Cuba and said both
of them were popular revolts which led to the overthrow of dictators
backed by the world imperialism.
The mayor of Havana said Iran and Cuba should unify against the
unjust sanctions imposed on them by the United States.
Both countries' economies are under U.S.-imposed sanctions.
The value of annual trade between Cuba and Iran is about dlrs 100
million, chiefly sugar and other agricultural products, fisheries and
Cuba and Iran have expressed interest in broadening their trade
beyond traditional commodities to include such other items as
medicines and industrial goods.
Iran announced last year it would make available dlrs 10 million
in short-term export credits to Cuba to purchase Iranian goods.
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