Havana_ Cuban President Raúl Castro presided over the 22nd meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Association of Caribbean States, (ACS) this Friday at the Habana Libre Hotel, Granma newspaper publishes.

When opening the session Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez remembered President Raúl Castro's remarks at the recent CELAC Summit in the Dominican Republic, when he said: 'more than ever before, regional nations should forge the path of unity, based on our peoples' common history and interests.'

The event is being held at the Tryp Habana Libre Hotel in the Cuban capital and is part of the revitalization process of the regional mechanism founded in Cartagena de Indias in 1994.

The meeting is also chaired by June Soomer, Secretary General of the ACS, the president of the Cuban Parliament, Esteban Lazo, and the vice president of the Council of State, Salvador Valdés Mesa, among others.

"Important changes have taken place in the world scene since the VII ACS Summit held in Havana, which have a significant impact on our region," the Cuban foreign minister said.

The work of Cuba in the pro tempore presidency of the Council of Ministers of the Caribbean AssociationDuring was highlighted in the opening session and the participants paid homage to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

During the meeting of the Council of Ministers, it is planned to discuss issues that are part of the agenda, such as the Special Committees, international economic relations, confronting disasters and climate change, among others.


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