PM meets with new Cuban President

by: Dominica Vibes News - July 12, 2018
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Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez (D), President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, receives Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, at the Palace of the Revolution, in Havana, on June 3, 2018. ACN PHOTO / Geovani FERNÁNDEZ NEVOT / Estudios Revolución / sdl

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has met with Cuba’s new President Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

Bermúdez, 58, served as First Vice President of Cuba from 2013 until he was elected as President in April 2018.

Mr. Skerrit, who called into a radio program earlier this week, said he met the new Cuban leader on Tuesday July 3, 2018 while on a private visit there where they discussed a number of matters.

“We exchanged many views on bilateral relations between Dominica and Cuba and we also spoke about regional issues and international and global issues.”

Cuba News Agency reported that “Prime Minister Skerrit reiterated the gratitude of the people and government of his country for Cuba’s cooperation, particularly rescue specialists, health professionals, construction workers and experts in the recovery tasks after Hurricane Maria hit that Caribbean island. The Cuban President ratified the island’s commitment to continue supporting Dominica.”

Also present at that meeting were Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and Dominica’s Ambassador to Cuba, Matthew Joseph Walter.

Preisdent Bermúdez was also present at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting which also took place last week in Jamaica where he held discussions with the leaders of the member states.