Dominica and Cuba celebrates 25 years of Diplomatic Relations

The Commonwealth of Dominica and the Republic of Cuba have completed twenty-five years of friendship and diplomatic relations.

Dominica: The Commonwealth of Dominica and the Republic of Cuba have completed twenty-five years of friendship and diplomatic relations.

The Prime Minister of Dominica, PM Skerrit, stated, “In this longstanding relationship, we have together made significant advancement in enhancing our bilateral commitments and engagements in a number of areas, including political, economic and people-to-people ties.”

PM Skerrit asserted that over these years, both the nations have stood by each other and showed solidarity and individually, the nations have faced challenges both- human-made and natural. Yet, both the countries remained steadfast in supporting each other.

Following the statement, PM Skerrit declared that “The Commonwealth Of Dominica would continue to support our brothers and sisters in Cuba for a continuing call to end this embargo and for the reversal for the unjustified and inaccurate designation by the United States of Cuba as the state sponsors a terrorism.”

“Today, many in Dominica can give testimony of the deep impact that Cuba has had underlines. Hundreds of our citizens have benefitted from a first-class education and healthcare in Cuba, and the hardworking men and women of Cuba continued to help supplement and fortify our hospitals and clinics, especially in the most crucial times.”

Skerrit praised Cuba and asserted, “Cuba is an example to the world in its expression of solidarity and support to so many nations. The people and government of Dominica express heartfelt appreciations to the people and government of Cuba for a tremendous partnership and solidarity that we have enjoyed over the past twenty-five years.”

PM Skerrit concluded, he does not doubt that the relationship and friendship of both nations would be strengthened.

Two weeks back, Dominica signed a new cooperation agreement with Cuba to strengthen the health sectors of both nations. The agreement was signed by – Ulises Arranz Fernández, – Cuban Ambassador to Dominica, and the Minister of Health- Dr Irving McIntyre.