CARICOM announces a virtual forum for 50 years of cooperation with Cuba
The Institute of International Relations (IIR) symposium of the Jamaica-based postgraduate house and regional entity, in which several eminent officials will participate, will take place starting at 5:00 pm local time, according to a detailed press release.
Among them are the Under-Secretary-General of the Directorate of External and Community Relations of the CARICOM Secretariat, Ambassador Donna Forde, and the Acting Director of the IIR, Dr. Anita Montot.
The event will feature a panel discussion chaired by UWI Professor of International Relations, Jacqueline LaGuardia, and featuring Barbados Ambassador to CARICOM, David Kumsung.
Additionally, former Acting Director and UWI IIR Professor Mark Kerton; Principal Coordinator for Hemispheric and Bilateral Community Negotiations, Michelle Lowe, former Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, Jose Francisco Piedra and Dr. Kay-Anne Skate, Business Researcher at the Shredath Ramphal Center for International Trade.
Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago established diplomatic relations with Cuba on December 7, 1972, after it gained its independence from the United Kingdom, and in open defiance of the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States.
Throughout these years, CARICOM has deepened its relationship with the largest of the Antilles on the basis of solidarity and cooperation, while contributing to the development of human resources in the region, the health sector, agriculture, sports and culture.
The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed through its Twitter profile that the celebrations will take place in the context of the 8th Cuba Caricom Summit, scheduled to take place in Barbados on December 6.
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