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During 2001, Banco Central de Cuba cooperated with the Foreign Affairs Ministry in different issues, in making preparatory works for the European Union-Latin America and the Caribbean Summit held in April, 2002. It actively participated in all Preparatory Committees and preliminary works in general for the Financing of Development Summit held in March, 2002, in Monterrey, Mexico.
Likewise, attention was focused on monetary and financial issues of several international organizations. Among them, there were works related to the World Trade Organization (WTO). BCC took part in Geneva in negotiations to extend Cuba’s exemption for 5 more years before the WTO since it has not entered in a Special Trade Agreement.
Works were also executed in connection to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNTAD), United Nations Organization (UNO), Group of Seventy Seven, and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLA), among others.
Tasks for the implementation of the Cuba-CARICOM agreement were continued with participation at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank.
Bank officials also attended the 72nd Meeting of Governors of Central Banks of Latin America and Spain, held in Mexico as well as the 38th Meeting of Presidents of Banks of the American Continent. They also participated at the Meeting of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty Four, held at its seat in Washington, in April.
Officials of Banco Central de Cuba took part in the 14th and 15th Meeting of the Network of Central Banks and Ministries of Finance of the Inter-American Bank of Development (IBD) and the 2nd Meeting of Latin America and the Caribbean and Markets, sponsored by the World Bank.