Cuba supports projects to address climate change across Caribbean region

Margarita, March 16 (RHC)- The 23rd Ministerial Meeting of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) continued Friday in Venezuela, where representatives from the region seek to address the effects of climate change and support the financing of projects in nations devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The closed-door meetings are also developing new plans to tackle natural disasters in 2018.

In statements to the press, Cuba's Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra said that several working days were held to organize this second cooperation conference in conjunction with more than 70 countries.

Sierra said this second meeting "aims to support the financing of these projects...” He pointed to several countries like Turkey and South Korea that are willing to finance.

Cuba, Venezuela and Mexico have announced significant contributions to these projects.

Sierra said that Cuba will also provide expertise in areas of interest such as the economy, tourism and trade.

 

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares



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