(AGI) Rome, Sept 20 - Renewable energy sources were one of the main topics of the fifth Cuba-Italy Business Committee, which saw the participation of Italy's Minister of Economic Development, Carlo Calenda, and Cuba's Minister of Foreign Trade, Rodrigo Malmierca. The meeting was also attended by the president of the Italian Producer of Renewable Energy Federation (FIPER), Walter Righini. He highlighted Malmierca's "great interest towards promoting industrial cooperation projects on energy production from renewable sources, particularly the building of delocalised biomass and biogas facilities in rural areas". For its part, Mr Righini said in a statement, the Italian government "intends to favour the internationalisation of Italian businesses, especially those in the agricultural, manufacturing, tourism, and renewable energy sectors in order to facilitate industrial operations between the two countries". He continued: "The Memorandum of Understanding between Italy and Cuba heralds new prospects for industrial and commercial cooperation that are important for both economies. Cuba certainly plays a primary role in the development of the Caribbean archipelago. It represents an interesting investment opportunity for Italian entrepreneurs, also in light of the tariff preferences established by the Cuban government." (AGI). .