Cuba’s Vice Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra Diaz arrived in the country today and is expected to engage in several bilateral meetings with President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo.
During his two-day visit the Cuban Foreign Minister will be also be meeting with Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Audrey Waddell, Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, CARICOM, Dr. Douglas Slater, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, Collette Adams, and other government officials.
The Minister will pay homage to the victims of the Cubana air disaster with the laying of a wreath at the Monument of the Victims of Terrorism, at the University of Guyana compound on Wednesday, June 13.
He is also expected to pay a visit to the Centre for the Stimulation of Children, Adolescents and Youth with Special Educational Needs Associated with Disabilities in then Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) compound.
Guyana and Cuba have enjoyed over 45 years of bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade and health among others.
Cuba is widely known for its medical training programmes and Guyana has benefitted tremendously from those since 1976.
By: Stacy Carmichael.
Images: Jameel Mohamed.