Given the impact of the pandemic in the region, the academic forum seeks to reflect on the possible ways to expand international cooperation to overcome the health crisis as soon as possible.
The annual meeting, like the previous ones, commemorates the establishment of Cuba’s diplomatic relations with Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados and Jamaica, after their respective independence was achieved in the early 1970s.
This act of sovereignty showed the world the bravery of a region, which in a true show of respect for Cuba, chose to ignore the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by Washington on Havana.
This fact deepened the existing ties between the five nations, strengthened the projections of exchange and aid among themselves, and increased the brotherhood among the peoples.
For Cuba, the entire Caribbean region is a vital sector of the continent, from where the support and help that we provide will never be enough, said Antonio Romero, director of the Center for Caribbean Studies at the UH.
The meeting will take place until December 8 and the sessions will be attended by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba and Caribbean diplomats accredited in Havana.