Raul Castro Attends Opening of Caribbean Ministers Meeting

 Raul Castro Caribbean,Council, Ministers in HavanaHAVANA,10 (PL) Raul Castro has attended the opening session of the 22nd Meeting of the Council of Caribbean Ministers, summoned in Havana this Friday to look into waysto strengthen the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).

At the gathering Foreign Relations Ministers and other Government officials from the region will be assessing, among other points of their agenda, Cuba’s work as pro-tem President of this regional bloc of consultation, cooperation and concerted action.

Participants will also ratify commitments of the Declaration and Plan of Action of Havana agreed upon at the 7th ACS Summit held in June 2016, a press release of the Cuban Foreign Relations Ministry underlines.

On Thursday, experts prepared the documents that will come Friday under the analysis of the Ministers.

The officials highlighted at the preparatory gathering Cuba’s work as pro-tem President of the regional bloc, as well as its initiative to hold the 1st Cooperation Conference held Wednesday.

Experts also discussed in Havana ways to cope with the risk of natural disasters and climate change in the Caribbean.

This Friday, Caribbean ministers will review nominations to chair the Council during the 2017-2018 period, and who will head the Specials Committees, the Council of the Special Fund and the Commission of the Caribbean Sea.

Participants will also pay tribute to late historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Catro for its contribution to Caribbean integration and cooperation.