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The Association of Basque Entrepreneurs in Cuba | AEVC

The Association of Basque Entrepreneurs in Cuba

The Asociación de Empresarios Vascos en Cuba, (AEVC), forms a multi-sectorial, non-profit making association, which brings together Basque companies working in the Republic of Cuba.

The aim of the AEVC is to, promote and encourage economic relations, between Basque businessmen located in Cuba and the Cuban Organisms and companies.

The AEVC was founded on the 22nd of February 2001 and since then, it has been developing its activities, always framed by the targets that inspired it, becoming a valuable reference point for the Basque business community present in Cuba.

The Association of Basque Entrepreneurs in Cuba arose due to the initiative of a group of businessmen, interested in promoting and aiding economic-trade relations with the Cuban organisms and companies.

The companies that form the AEVC are, above all, industrial and they develop their activity in different areas, such as for example: machinery, telecommunications, renewable energies, construction, enclosures, rubber components, elevators, equipment for the pharmaceutical industry, consultancy, automotive industry, etc.
The Basque Country

An Autonomous Community within the Spanish State, located in the Bay of Biscay. 

Information of interest:

  1. Boundaries: The Cantabrian Sea, France, the Community of Navarre, La Rioja, Cantabria and Castilla-León.
  2. Surface area: 7,234 Km2.
  3. Population: 2,155,546.
  4. Languages: Spanish and Basque.
  5. 4,327 Km of roads.
  6. 407 Km of motorways.
  7. 3 International Airports.
  8. 2 Important International Commercial Ports.
  9. Atlantic European railway.
  10. 4 Universities
  11. 10 Technological Research Centres.
  12. 3 Technological Parks.

The Basque Country is one of the Autonomous Communities belonging to the Spanish State and it is located alongside the French boarder, at the corner of the Atlantic Arc of the European Union.

The Basque people have left their mark on history with immortal figures such as Juan Sebastián Elcano, the first seafarer to sail around the world; Urdaneta and Legazpi, pioneers in opening up the Pacific Route between Mexico and the Philippines; Juan de Garay, who founded the city of Buenos Aires; Ignacio de Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus or Francisco de Vitoria, the father of International Law.

In line with these great figures, other Basques, many of them humble fishermen, left the remains of their homes or their place names in Newfoundland or Canada or they travelled far to discover distant fishing grounds in Greenland, Iceland or Spitzberg.

The Basques have always become integrated into the different American lands, providing their effort and knowledge and committing themselves to the daily work of developing their adoptive country.

This open-minded spirit has allowed Basques to create industries and businesses of renowned prestige which, together with a strategic geographic location and a modern network of roads, railways, ports and airports, have enabled a permanent socio-economic development and show the Basque Country as a country with a future, offering the cooperation of its companies to Institutions in the common goal of developing our peoples.