Caricom interested in closer cooperation with Cuba

Caricom interested in closer cooperation with Cuba


Cubaplus courtesy of Prensa Latina

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne expressed the interest of the Caribbean States Community (Caricom) in strengthening cooperation with Cuba.

Browne identified health, human resource development, construction, and sports as areas of common interest, among other sectors.

The head of government said that the cooperation 'has effectively contributed to the growth of the well-being of the peoples of the Community.

In this regard, Browne said, we express our most sincere gratitude to the Cuban Government for its continued support and for the extension of this goodwill, in particular for the funding of the Caribbean Regional School of the Arts in Jamaica and the Treatment Center for Physical Disabilities to assist children with physical disabilities, based in Guyana.

He also reaffirmed Antigua and Barbuda's interest in continuing to promote social initiatives among our countries.

The Head of Government of Antigua and Barbuda highlighted the importance for the region of expanding economic and trade relations between the countries that are part of Caricom and Cuba, and how much the finalization and implementation of the Cooperation Agreement in these areas reviewed by both parties will contribute to it.

On Tuesday, the 7th Caricom-Cuba Summit was held in a virtual session, a meeting in which, among other points, the attending Heads of State agreed to deepen the implementation of the referred agreement; also to maintain medical cooperation, especially on the fight against Covid-19.