Havana, March 7 (RHC)-- This week Cuba once again becomes the capital of the Caribbean, as it hosts various events addressing key issues for regional countries and people, including tourism, trade, transport and the fight against climate change.
The first such meeting –the 1st Cooperation Conference of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS)- takes place Wednesday, March 8th. The meeting will be attended by the foreign ministers and official delegations from all ACS member states, as well as by representatives from international organizations and countries outside the region, which given their experience in those areas could contribute to Caribbean development.
The 22nd ACS Ministerial Council Meeting will be held on March 10th. Cuba has held the bloc's rotating presidency since 2016. Created in 1994 as a mechanism to promote dialogue, cooperation, and joint action among Caribbean countries, the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is going through a revitalization process.
The Fifth CARICOM-Cuba Ministerial Meeting will also be held this week, on March 11, here in Havana, aimed at reviewing the state of relations between the Caribbean state and the regional bloc.
Cuba has long worked closely with Caribbean countries on issues such as combating climate change, sea transportation, and sustainable tourism.