Guyana to host Sixth Meeting of CARICOM and Cuban Ministers
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Press Release – Thursday, June 13, 2019
Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Cuba will be in Georgetown for their sixth meeting on Friday, June 14, 2019.
Among areas of mutual interest on the agenda are CARICOM-Cuba relations and issues pertinent to the region such as climate change, tourism, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Visiting Cuban Foreign Minister, His Excellency Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, is also expected to meet with his Guyanese counterpart, the Honourable Karen Cummings as well as with President David Granger.
Guyana, along with Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba on December 8, 1972.
Cuba continues to play a key collaborative role in the development of CARICOM Member States particularly in the areas of disaster management, agriculture, and health, among others.
Of note in Guyana is the establishment of a regional centre for the stimulation of development in children, adolescents and young people with special educational needs associated with disabilities. Commissioned in December 2017 in the compound of the Cyril Potter College of Education, Turkeyen, it has facilitated the training of individuals in a number of specialized areas, such as speech therapy and psychology.