Kingston, Jamaica, June 21, 2022. Cuban Ambassador Fermín Quiñones visited Mark Golding, president of the Jamaican People's National Party (PNP) and Leader of the Opposition, at his offices in Kingston on Monday.
Both parties recognized the historic friendly relations that have united the PNP and Cuba since the 70s of the last century. The president of the PNP gratefully recalled the construction by Cuba of several schools in Jamaica, and the continued cooperation in education and health that our country has maintained on this island for decades. On his side, the Cuban Ambassador highlighted the permanent solidarity of the PNP with the just causes of Cuba, especially in the fight for the lifting of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States against the Greater Antilles.
The meeting identified areas of cooperation between the two countries, such as trade, education, the development of renewable energy and food security, based on common challenges faced by small island states such as Jamaica and Cuba.
Mark Golding is an honors graduate of the University of Oxford. He worked as a lawyer, specializing in finance. He was appointed to the Jamaican Senate in 2007 and as Minister of Justice in 2012. He has been a Member of Parliament for South St. Andrew since 2017 and was elected NPP President in 2020.