Georgetown, February 23, 2018. The Member of Parliament and President of the Progressive Women's Organization (WPO) of Guyana, Mrs. Indranie Chandarpal, received the Ambassador of Cuba, Narciso Reinaldo Amador Socorro and the Counselor Ana Violeta Castañeda Marrero at the Cheddi Jagan Research Center. In a cordial atmosphere, the historical relations between the two countries and the ties of respect and friendship that existed between Fidel Castro and Cheddi Jagan were remembered.
Georgetown, February 20, 2018. The Ambassador of Cuba, Narciso Reinaldo Amador Socorro, attended the re-launching of the Guyana Peace Council, which took place in the Red House, headquarters of the Cheddi Jagan Research Center.
During his speech at the event, the President of the Council of Peace of Guyana, Clement Rohee, stressed the importance of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, adopted by the heads of State and Government of that region, in occasion of the II Summit of CELAC, held in Havana, on 28 and 29 January 2014.
On the other hand, the former president of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Donald Ramotar, referred to the friendship between Cheddi Jagan and Fidel Castro Ruz and to the essential contribution of both leaders to the historical bonds of brotherhood, solidarity and cooperation existing among the peoples of Guyana and Cuba. Ramotar also highlighted Cheddi Jagan's firm position of rejection of the United States blockade against Cuba.
Cuban Ambassador to Guyana, Narciso Amador Socorro, participated in the analysis meeting of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in that country in 2017. The head of the diplomatic mission congratulated the collaborators whose work has also been recognized by the Pan American Health Organization and Guyana's Ministry of Public Health. The BMC is made up of 196 professionals, 55 percent of whom are women. In 2017 the BMC cared for a total of 391,617 patients and saved 9,418 lives. During the meeting, representatives of Cuban medical cooperation and Embassy officials paid tribute to the National Hero José Martí and the leader of the Cuban Revolution Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, who inspired internationalism and educated generations of Cubans, always present. Thank you Fidel