Cuba is special to us, say CARICOM foreign ministers

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla made a courtesy visit to the 14th informal consultations of the CARICOM Council on Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) held within the margins of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday.

At that meeting CARICOM foreign ministers welcomed the Cuban delegation warmly and expressed their appreciation for the functional cooperation which CARICOM member states had deepened with Cuba in health, education, sport and science.

The meeting agreed that they would explore ways to strengthen the collaboration further especially in new priority areas. The meeting further expressed appreciation for the continued generosity Cuba had shown in providing technical assistance and support towards enhancing the quality of human resources within CARICOM countries.

Pledging their support for the December summit set for Trinidad and Tobago, the CARICOM foreign ministers expressed hope that the summit would provide the platform for frank and fruitful discussions and for opportunities to build stronger relations.

The Cuban foreign minister also congratulated Irwin LaRocque on his appointment as CARICOM secretary-general, noting that he was looking forward to advancing excellent relations as his country sought to enhance cooperation among CARICOM member states.


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