Her Excellency Dame Sandra Prunella Mason, Governor General of Barbados, bid farewell to the Cuban ambassador, Francisco Fernández Peña, and to the consul Ana Labaut, upon finishing their four-year diplomatic mission in the country. The occasion was propitious to exchange on the most relevant historical moments of bilateral relations, which will soon be 46 years since its establishment in 1972, as well as the current prospects for its development, which was ratified by the Governor when highlighting the first official meeting recently held in New York by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, and the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.
The high dignitary expressed her gratitude for the Cuban international cooperation, in particular with the Caribbean and with her country, she recalled the Mission Miracle benefits for the Barbadian people and ratified the recognition and mutual support of both countries in international forums. In expressing his gratitude for the courtesy call, the Ambassador highlighted the context of friendship that has characterized the fulfillment of his mission and new projects that are under discussion for its implementation in the immediate future, including health tourism, the introduction of Cuban biotech products, the next signing of memorandums of understanding in the educational sphere, as well as the eventual expansion of existing cooperation in culture and sports. (Cubaminrex-Embacuba Barbados)