The Cuban sports mission in Barbados continues to accumulate good results in almost a decade of collaboration as teachers, coaches and methodologists in seven sports disciplines - athletics, boxing, cycling, field hockey, swimming, table tennis and volleyball - which has been concrete in the introduction of new sports in the system of school education, in the gradual improvement of skills of the athletes, in the leadership of national teams together with the clubs and federations, and in the methodological advice in the different levels.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, presided over the delegation of her government and was the keynote speaker at the reception organized by the Cuban Embassy, which was the culmination of a week of activities to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic relations. The Cuban Ambassador, Francisco Fernández, highlighted the presence of a delegation from Cuba headed by the Member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Party, Dr.
Your Excellency Francisco Fernández Peña, Ambassador of Cuba, Dr. José Balaguer, Member of the Secretariat of the Cuban Communist Party, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Members of the Cuban Community, Distinguished Guests:I thank His Excellency Ambassador Fernández Peña for hosting a reception to commemorate forty-five years of diplomatic relations between the Governments of Barbados and Cuba. I am honoured to deliver remarks on behalf of the Government of Barbados on this auspicious occasion.
Ambassador Gail Mathurin, Director General of the CARICOM´s Trade Negotiations Office in Barbados, represented the Community at the diplomatic reception organized by the Cuban Embassy for the joint celebration of the 45th Anniversary of CARICOM-Cuba diplomatic relations. The Cuban Ambassador, Francisco Fernández, highlighted the presence of a delegation from Cuba headed by the Member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Party, Dr.
The Leader of the Opposition in the Barbadian Parliament, Mia Amor Mottley, received the delegation chaired by comrade José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera, member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and head of the Department of International Relations, within the framework of his visit to the country to celebrate 45 years of bilateral diplomatic relations. The political leader of the Labor Party of Barbados (BLP) invited four other parliamentarians from her caucus and two candidates, most of whom accompanied her on her visit to Cuba in 2015.