Cuba and the Caribbean for Strengthening Ties

Work visit by ACS Secretary

By: Marylín Luis Grillo

Email: digital@juventudrebelde.cu

2016-09-06 | 17:16:34 EST
Bruno Rodriguez received June Soomer (left).Bruno Rodriguez received June Soomer (left). Photo: Abel Rojas BarallobreZoom

ACS Secretary General held a meeting with Cuba’s Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla Minister this Monday afternoon.

The meeting which took place in the chancellery, makes part of the programmed activities during her official visit to the island.

Soomer took up her post on August 1 this year, after being elected in the 7th Summit of the regional body, held in Havana last June 2 to 4. She is the first woman at the head of ASC since its foundation in 1994 and was nominated by CARICOM (Caribbean Community).

The diplomat from Santa Lucía had previously worked in the Eastern Central Bank of the Caribbean and was her country’s ambassador to CARICOM and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

She has received numerous awards, including the Elsa Goveia Award for History from the University of the West Indies, autonomous, regional and educational institution, which is funded and serves 18 English Speaking Caribbean countries.

Cuba is one of the 25 ACS full members, organization which seeks to strengthen cooperation and regional integration for a broad economic space in the area.

Likewise it aims at promoting sustainable development and the preservation of the Caribbean Sea, common patrimony of all the neighboring peoples. The body’s headquarters are based in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

This is June Soomer’s first work visit to Havana as Secretary General of the Caribbean Association. She arrived in Cuba last Sunday, September 4th

Translated by ESTI    

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