FAO Sub regional Coordinator, Dr. JR Deep Ford, positively assessed in a meeting with Cuban Ambassador to Barbados, Francisco Fernández Peña, support of Cuban government to the program in progress to confront the Black Sigatoka in the Caribbean countries. At the moment the Cuban expert, Dr. Luis Pérez-Vicente, makes a working tour through banana plantations of 5 OECS members countries that have been affected by this disease, as part of a technical assistance financed with funds from the sub regional FAO office, based in Barbados.
The Barbadian Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, current president of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), confirmed the aspiration of this regional organization to deepen the historic ties of cooperation with Cuba, during a meeting with Cuban Ambassador in this country, Francisco Fernandez, accompanied by CTO Secretary General, Hugh Riley. At that meeting Mr. Huge Riley made a detailed presentation of existing partnerships, upcoming activities the organization, including the promotion of Cuban tourism in international markets where the CTO offices, such as Canada and Europe.
The Honorable Steve Blackett, Barbados acting chancellor, presided over the official delegation and said the words on behalf of his Government at the Reception by the 56th Anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution and the 162 anniversary of the birth of our national hero, José Martí, activity attended by more than a hundred people from diverse sectors of Barbadian society, among government politicians and opposition parliamentarians, businessmen, artists and intellectuals, diplomats, consular and agencies and CARICOM UN accredited in Barbados, as well as managers and members of the vario
Mrs. Simone Rudder, Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in office, received the Cuban Foreign Ministry Barbadian Ambassador, Francisco Fernández, meeting served to review the main issues of bilateral and regional agenda. The occasion was propitious to coordinate actions in the face of the Third CELAC Summit, to be held on 28th and 29th of January in Costa Rica. Also, the willingness to further develop cooperation in various spheres was identified.
Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, held official talks on Sunday December 7 at the Palace of the Revolution, the Right Honourable Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados, who is on an official visit to our country and chairs the Barbadian delegation to the CARICOM-Cuba Summit V. During the cordial meeting, the two leaders exchanged views on the excellent state of the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation that bind two nations and reiterated the mutual desire to continue developing.