World: Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business, Trade and Energy of the Commonwealth of Dominica – Dr Vince Henderson met with the Cuban Ambassador to Dominica Ulises Arranz Fernández. Both the leaders discussed ways to improve the bilateral relations between Dominica and Cuba.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Henderson took his Twitter account and anticipated that the meeting and discussions will help in unite the bonds between both the nations. The tweet by the Minister of Dominica read, “Today I met Cuba’s Ambassador to Dominica @arranz_ulises. We discussed our quarter-century of bilateral relations and Dominica’s long-standing condemnation of the embargo against our Cuban brothers and sisters.”
Vince Henderson further noted, “I look forward to strengthening the bonds that unite us.”
Today I met Cuba’s Ambassador to Dominica @arranz_ulises. We discussed our quarter-century of bilateral relations & Dominica’s long-standing condemnation of the embargo against our Cuban brothers and sisters. I look forward to strengthening the bonds that unite us. 🇩🇲🇨🇺 pic.twitter.com/OkqWkxvW8D
— Dr. Vince Henderson (@v_henderson1) December 14, 2022
Cuban Ambassador Arranz Fernández also expressed his gratitude towards the Dominican Minister and stated, “I met today with the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business, Trade and Energy of Dominica Vince Henderson. I reiterated him the gratitude for the traditional position of Dominica to condemn the embargo of the USA against Cuba.”
The Commonwealth of Dominica and Cuba shares a close and mutually beneficial relationship, with a growing number of trade, cultural, and educational exchanges taking place between the two countries.
The two nations have a long history of cooperation that dates back to the Cuban Revolution of 1959. Since then, Cuba has provided a range of assistance to Dominica, from medical assistance to educational programs. This has enabled Dominica to build up its infrastructure and health care system, and to improve the quality of life of its citizens.
The two countries have signed a number of agreements, including one in 2008 that established a Joint Commission for Economic, Technical, and Scientific Cooperation. The Commission is tasked with identifying areas of collaboration between the two countries, such as trade and investment, tourism, culture, science and technology, and education.
The two countries have also signed a number of trade agreements, including an agreement in 2017 that established preferential trade terms between the two countries. This agreement has allowed Dominica to export a range of products to Cuba, including agricultural products and medical supplies. In return, Cuba has provided Dominica with a range of items, such as medical equipment and pharmaceuticals.
The two countries have also signed a number of cultural exchange agreements, which have enabled Cuban artists and musicians to perform in Dominica, and for Dominican artists to perform in Cuba. This has created a platform for the two countries to learn about and appreciate each other’s cultures, and to foster cultural understanding.
The two countries have also established a number of educational exchanges, enabling Dominican students to study in Cuba and vice-versa. This has enabled Dominican students to gain access to Cuban universities, and to learn from Cuban experts in a range of fields.
Overall, the bilateral relationship between the Commonwealth of Dominica and Cuba has been growing steadily in recent years, and has resulted in a number of mutually beneficial exchanges. As the two countries continue to strengthen their ties, it is likely that the relationship will continue to grow and develop in the future.