Cuba & Grenada Heads of State Meeting for 45 Years of Relations

Both parties signed several mutual agreements of very importance.

This April, 14 Cuba and Grenada celebrate 45 of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the both Caribbean countries. Dickon Mitchell, Prime Minister Grenada, and the Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez met today in Havana to commemorate the date.

Through his X account, the Cuban head of state qualified the meeting as “very pleasant and productive,” and also, said, “That sister Caribbean nation will always be able to count on Cuba’s modest support in terms of collaboration and the training of professionals.”

“We appreciate you as a young leader of Latin America and the Caribbean; we admire you, we respect you and we have much esteem for you”, Díaz-Canel told Mitchell after the official reception at the Palace of the Revolution.

During the event, the Cuban president recalled his official visit to Grenada in December 2022, which he described as unforgettable, for the conversations held, for the signs of affection of the people of Grenada and for the act where the 24 Cubans killed in Grenada were honoured, as he expressed.

The official talks between Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and the Prime Minister of Grenada, Dickon Mitchell, were also attended by the members of the Political Bureau, Roberto Morales Ojeda, Secretary of Organization of the Central Committee, and Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Foreign Minister.

Also, both parties signed several mutual agreements, Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the Protection of the Environment by Eduardo Martínez Díaz, Cuban Minister of Science and Joseph Andall, Grenadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the document aims to promote cooperation in protecting the environment and addressing climate change.

Agreements for educational cooperation, technical cooperation in aquaculture and fisheries, and agricultural cooperation were signed as well. Also present were the Ministers of Health of both countries, José Angel Portal Miranda, of Cuba and Philip Telesford, as well as directors of the foreign ministries of both countries, among other officials.

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