Díaz-Canel begins tour on Caribbean countries

Havana, December 3, 2022.- Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel arrived today in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as part of a tour on the Caribbean that will also take him to Grenada and Barbados and will include his participation -together with several ministers- in the VIII Caricom-Cuba Summit the next week.

It is the first time that a Cuban Head of State visits this Caribbean country, made up of some 33 islands and cays, with which Cuba celebrates 30 years of diplomatic relations.

"This visit will result in consolidating excellent political ties and further advancing our cooperative relations. You are the closest brothers we have, and we are the closest brothers you have," Díaz-Canel told the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves, who met him at the airport along with Governor General Susan Dougan.

Díaz-Canel and Gonsalves toured areas of the Argyle International Airport, built with the help of Cuba, following an idea from the Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro Ruz.

The Cuban president described the countries that he will visit on Twitter as "brothers of Cuba" and united to the largest of the Antilles by "deep ties of friendship and a history of support in the most difficult times."

The head of state recalled on the social network the words of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Raúl Castro, who expressed that "a united and supportive Caribbean is our only path."

In addition, he pointed out that when the United States and the Organization of American States forced all of Latin America to break ties with their country and only the support of Mexico remained, four newly independent Caribbean nations (Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago) they established diplomatic ties with the largest island of the Antilles. For this reason, this December 6, the Cuban president will be in Barbados to commemorate him.

For his part, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez expressed on his Twitter account that official visits will be an opportunity to continue deepening relations of friendship, cooperation and solidarity between Cuba and those peoples.


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