Prime Minister Dean Barrow travelled out today. The Prime Minister will be in Atlanta Georgia on personal leave, according to his office. On December 8th he will be attending the CARICOM-Cuba Summit in Havana, Cuba. According to the international press, Caribbean Community leaders will use the December Cuba-CARICOM Summit to discuss ways of strengthening relations.
As Cuba developed its new economic model, the forthcoming Cuba-CARICOM Summit is viewed as presenting an opportunity to discuss ways to strengthen economic relations.
In a previous meeting, Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriquez underlined Havana’s “unfailing solidarity and partnership” with CARICOM and expressed his country’s “appreciation for the solidarity…in reaction to the many hostile acts harmful to its economic development such as the US embargo and the extraterritorial application of US laws as well as the CFATF (Caribbean Financial Action Task Force) grey listing of the country. According to reports, the regional leaders had expressed their appreciation for the technical assistance and cooperation provided by Cuba in a variety of areas including capacity building, education and health.
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