The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Investment (BCCI) of Barbados, Eddy Abed, presided over the delegation of that entity to the International Fair of Havana (FIHAV-2017) and with the presence of the Minister of International Business, Donville Innis, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC), Orlando Hernández Guillén, thus fulfilling the objective outlined with a view to promoting greater economic interaction between both countries.
The Minister of International Business, Donville Inniss, chaired the delegation of Barbados to the 35th annual edition of the International Fair of Havana (FIHAV-2017) held between October 30 and November 3 last. The broad representation of Barbados was integrated this year by the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI), Eddy Abed, the Vice President of the Investment Development Corporation (BIDC) and managers of six companies, three of them present for the first time in this important forum.
The Executive Director of the Caribbean Agency for the Development of Exports (CEDA), Dr. Pamela Coke-Hamilton, attended the International Fair of Havana (FIHAV-2017) between October 30 and November 2, holding official talks with the Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Iliana Núñez, and with the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC), Orlando Hernández Guillén. With the latter, Coke-Hamilton signed an Action Plan for the next two years of work, which will promote actions with a view to diversifying exports between the Caribbean islands.
The Chambers of Commerce and Industries of Barbados (BCCI) and Cuba (CCC) intend to sign a Memorandum of Understanding within the framework of the International Fair of Havana (FIHAV-2017) to deepen the economic and commercial ties between both countries. This was discussed at a fruitful working meeting of the BCCI Executive Director, Carlos Wharton, and the Cuban Ambassador, Francisco Fernández. For this purpose, in November, the visit to the FIHAV-2017 of the President of the BCCI, Eddy Abed, is scheduled.
Barbados, October 7. At the culmination of the second day's discussions, delegates from the 8 countries attending the First Caribbean Conference on Peace adopted the Bridgetown Declaration and a concise plan of immediate action to address the imminent challenges and dangers to world peace and stability in the region in the short and medium term.