The International Women's Day was held in Barbados by the two embassies of ALBA-TCP countries, Venezuela and Cuba, in a Sunday day of sport and recreation fraternization in which officials and workers of both diplomatic missions, in conjunction with members of the Cuban Community Residents participated in Barbados, dedicated to sharing with the genre that represents "the forge of life" and eternal companion of man in all his battles, without whose smile and no work effort is complete, as José Martí stated.
The Secretary General of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Mr. George Pilgrim, was received by the Cuban ambassador, Francisco Fernandez, in a fraternal encounter at his headquarters, in which the barbadian official welcomed the diplomat while served to review bilateral relations, recognizing the need for a systematic exchange between both parties. Mr. Pilgrim thanked the postcard sent by Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera, Head of International Relations of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), addressed to the Right Honourable Freundel J.
The Honourable Mia Mottley, Leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), received in his Parliament seat of the Cuban ambassador, Francisco Fernández Peña, accompanied by fellow Member of Parliament for the BLP, Mr. Trevor Prescod, time that is welcomed the country to diplomatic and was also conducive to highlight the historical relations of friendship between the two countries and between the BLP and the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC).
UN Development Program and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are evaluating the possible participation of Cuban experts in project management and vector control that could be applied in Barbados and presumably in other OECS countries, as analyzed with the Cuban ambassador Francisco Fernandez, in a meeting chaired by UNDP Deputy Representative, Ms. Lara Blanco, which also included Ms. Sally Edwards, PAHO Environmental Advisor on Health and Sustainable Development to Barbados and OECS, and Ms. Danielle Evanson, UNDP Programme Manager for climate change and disaster reduction.
Mrs. Joyce Bourne, Director of Multilateral Affairs of the Foreign Ministry received the Cuban Ambassador to Barbados, Francisco Fernández Peña, occasion to discuss cooperation in the field of external relations, as both countries share spaces in various agencies of the United Nations. Besides commenting on the progress of various political international issues, was exchanged on the subject of applications for positions in some international institutions.