First ACS Cooperation Conference Inaugurated
Submitted by editor on Wed, 03/08/2017 - 18:36
CUBA, March 8, 2017. – Focusing on the struggle against climate change, transport, and maritime connectivity, the 1st Cooperation conference of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is kicking off today in Havana.
As Cuba’s Vice-minister of Foreign AffairsRogelio Sierra said these two areas of the ACS work will be at the core of the debates in this first meeting to take place in Habana Libre Tryp hotel in the Cuban capital city.
The Cuban Vice-minister said on a press conference, that essential topics for the area like tourism and trade will be discussed at the event.
In the case of maritime connectivity the slogan Joining the Caribbean by air and by sea encompasses documents like the maritime route map of the area, which is now in its 5th stage; a maritime and port strategy, and the short distance sea shipping, coordinated by a Mexican agency.
According to Sierra, this and the rest of the activities to take place this week in Cuba are an opportunity to promote regional cooperation and political agreement.
This 1st ACS Cooperation Conference will present a number of projects which are included in the Action Plan of the 7th ACS Summit held in Havana last year.
Representatives from the associated member states, observer states and other countries interested in strengthening its relations with the Caribbean community, as well as the United Nations funds and programs will attend the conference.
This 1st ACS Cooperation Conference was jointly called by the ACS General Secretariat and Cuba, in its condition of pro tempore president of the Council of Ministers of this association and seeks to boost cooperation among the members of the community. (Cubaminrex-Granma)