First Regional Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM underway in Bahamas

Edited by Ed Newman
2022-08-16 15:54:24


The Caricom meeting is being held ahead of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). | Photo: Presidency Cuba

Nassau, August 16 (RHC)-- Issues related to climate change, mitigation, adaptation and support, among others linked to the challenges and needs of the Caribbean island states, are being discussed from Tuesday at the First Regional Meeting of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which meets in the capital of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Nassau.

The Prime Minister of Cuba, Manuel Marrero, represents his country in this meeting, which is being held with a view to the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).  The Cuban delegation is made up, among other officials, by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anayansi Rodríguez, and the Ambassador to the Bahamas, Julio César González.

On Tuesday, the head of the Cuban government held meetings with Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Edward Davis and Education Minister Glenys Hanna Martin.

On Monday, after his arrival in Nassau, Marrero Cruz met with Bahamian Health Minister Michael Darville, who received him at the local airport and ratified his willingness to expand cooperation ties.

Subsequently, he had a dialogue with members of the Cuban State Mission and a representation of the cooperants working in the Bahamas. During this meeting, he learned about the work of the Henry Reeve Brigade, which for seven months has been collaborating with local health personnel to deal with COVID-19.

COP27 is scheduled to be held in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh, between November 7 and 18.  It will address the implementation of the Paris Agreement and progress since COP26, held in late 2021 in the Scottish city of Glasgow.


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