Meeting of Caribbean Heads of Government concludes in The Bahamas

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
2022-08-18 20:15:34


Havana, August 18 (RHC)-- The first Regional Meeting of Caribbean Heads of Government ended Thursday in the Bahamas after three days of debate on the challenges in confronting climate change.

Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz headed the island's delegation to the meeting in preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), scheduled to take place in Egypt next November.

The premier assured that Cuba's presence symbolized the unconditional support it has always offered and will continue to provide to the Caribbean.

"Dissimilar topics were discussed, but with the dissatisfaction that those responsible for the acceleration of climate change: the developed countries, were not present. The rich nations should finance actions to reduce the impacts of this phenomenon," Marrero said.

In his statements, he ratified the will to spare no effort in the fight against the effects of climate change and to support the region's countries in this and any other issue that may be needed.

"Current and future generations require to be properly educated about these realities. Without effective education and culture, we will not succeed in the challenge of overcoming climate change," he stated.

Marrero Cruz highlighted the bilateral exchanges with prime ministers of the region, such as Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, and Grenada, which contributed to strengthening relations and the eternal bonds of friendship that unite the largest Antillean island with the rest of the Caribbean as well as cooperation agreements in health and education.

During these days, the Cuban Prime Minister also held a meeting with a group of Cubans living in the Bahamas and groups of solidarity with Cuba who reaffirmed their support in defense of the Revolution.


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