HAVANA, Nov 21 (ACN) Cuba's Ambassador to Italy, Jose Carlos Rodriguez, thanked on behalf of his country the launch of the Plurinational Provisional Strategic Plan for the Caribbean of the World Food Program (WFP).
We express our support for the Plan for the Caribbean and the actions considered appropriate for its implementation, and I wish to praise the WFP and its regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean for their concern and concrete support to the regional countries.
Speaking at the informal consultation session on the Plan, Rodriguez recalled that the natural disasters that hit the Caribbean region cause enormous and systematic damage and affect socio-economic development, with a strong impact on the most vulnerable populations.
He added that Cuba implements a broad and strategic State Plan for Facing Climate Change, known as Life Task, which proposes, among other things, ensuring the availability and efficient use of water, as part of the fight against drought.
On the other hand, the president of Suriname, Desire Delano Bouterse, received in solemn ceremony the Cuban ambassador to that nation, Igor Azcuy Gonzalez, who officially presented his credentials.
During the exchange, they discussed issues of common interest such as the need to increase bilateral trade and the possibility of Cuba offering technical assistance to this nation.
Azcuy Gonzalez thanked Suriname for its support in Cuba's fight against the U.S. blockade and ratified the significance for the Cuban government and people of strengthening political, economic and cultural ties with the Caribbean country.
Meanwhile, during a working visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Cuban Minister of Culture, Alpidio Alonso, thanked the domestic authorities for their support for the fight the Cuban people is carrying out to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the Caribbean island, which also damages the cultural sector.
At the same time, the rector of the Moscow State Technical University of Automobiles and Road Construction, Guennadi Kustarev, and the Counselor of the Cuban Embassy there, Gustavo Cobreiro, exchanged views on the possibilities of cooperation and exchange in different specialties between the two educational institutions.