The Honorable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, in bidding farewell to Cuban Ambassador Francisco Fernandez at the end of his four-year tour of duty in the country and wishing him success in his future tasks, evaluated the main results of the bilateral relationship, pondering her first priority to a technical assistance project for teaching the Spanish language, which she considers essential to comply with her Government strategy with a view to ensuring that all Barbadian youths are bilingual by the year 2030. In that interview, in which Cuban Consul Ana Labaut was also present, the Barbadian Premier considered the aforementioned project as the axis of articulation to make more effective cooperation in other spheres such as health, education and culture.
The Ambassador reciprocated the expressions of friendship and highlighted his satisfaction with the entry into force of several bilateral MOU in the areas of education, scientific research, justice, business, multi-destination tourism, natural disasters, the latter at the sub regional level. He underscored the importance of recent successful actions to introduce several advanced Cuban biotechnology medicines in Barbados, such as Heberprot-P and cancer vaccines, among others, all of which seek to give continuity to the historic collaboration that has been the core of the political and socioeconomic ties of Cuba with Barbados and with other CARICOM member states. (Cubaminrex-Embacuba Barbados)