Cuba-Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit has departed from Dominica for his three-day official trip to Cuba.
Upon reaching Cuba, PM Skerrit was welcomed by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. Prime Minister expressed pleasure in reaching Cuba and assured that both countries would assist each other, despite restrictions imposed by the US government.
The visit would also contribute to strengthening the diplomatic ties between both countries. During the trip, PM Skerrit and President of Cuba – Miguel DCuíaz-Canel Bermúdez would carry out other activities as well.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit will receive the Order of José Martí during a ceremony at the Palace of the Revolution (Palacio de la Revolución) in Havana, Cuba. He would take part in a ceremony to lay wreaths at the José Martí Memorial at the Plaza de la Revolución.
While welcoming PM Skerrit, President Bermúdez stated, “A big welcome hug to the Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, who arrived today at Cuba, on an official visit. Until the 27th, we will be sharing experiences and projects. The strength of the Caribbean is in unity.”
Furthermore, Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ferreiro, also took social media and expressed honour. The tweet read, “Honoured to receive today and give the warmest welcome, on behalf of the Cuban government, to Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of #Dominica, a great friend of the Cuban people, who are paying an official 3-day visit to Cuba”.
The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs updated the visit. The Ministry shared information in Cuban, which can be loosely translated as, “Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Resilience, Economic Affairs, Investment, Planning and Sustainable Development, Telecommunications and Broadcasting of the Commonwealth of Dominica, will arrive today at Cuba on an official visit.”
Dominica and Cuba have shared diplomatic links since May 18, 1996. Both the countries are members of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America.