KINGSTON, JAMAICA, November 7th, 2017. Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority, Michael W Lodge, welcome this morning the Ambassador of Cuba, Inés Fors Fernández, in ceremony of presentation of credential letters accrediting her as Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cuba before this organization.
During the cordial meeting, Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), offered a warm welcome to the Cuban Ambassador and stated that Cuba is an important country for the organization due to the active role it has played since the foundation of ISA.
The Cuban Ambassador expressed that Cuba follows up with great interests the work carried out by this international organization. The diplomat also conveyed the compromise of the Cuban Government to continue cooperating with the International Seabed Authority and its Secretary General.
The Authority, which has its headquarters in this capital, came into existence on 16 November 1994, upon the entry into force of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the 1994 Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. It is the organization through which States Parties to the Convention shall, in accordance with the regime for the seabed and ocean floor and subsoil thereof beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.