Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017. 3:43 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Patrick Faber, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, represented Belize at the Sixth CARICOM Cuba Summit held in Antigua and Barbuda today, December 8.
Heads also welcomed the recently signed Second Protocol to the CARICOM-Cuba Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement and discussed concrete ways to boost trade and investment between the region and Cuba.
In this respect, Faber called for redoubling of efforts on the trade facilitation aspect to surmount some of the current challenges — in logistics, transportation, and banking facilities — that continue to hinder the successful trade and investment between CARICOM and Cuba.
During the Summit, Faber signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Multi-Destination Tourism between CARICOM Member States and the Government of Cuba, which lays the framework for greater collaboration between Cuba and CARICOM Member States in developing multi destination tourism packages.
Additionally, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the National General Staff of the Civil Defense of the Republic of Cuba in matters of disaster risk reduction, through which the region hopes to learn from the exemplary disaster preparedness, response and recovery system in Cuba.
Faber was accompanied by Ayesha Borland, Director of International Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs.
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