Cuba participates in the ECLAC forum on the Caribbean.

Havana: Cuba will participate today in a virtual forum of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) dedicated to discussing the complex scenario that Caribbean countries face in the midst of Covid-19, Prensa Latina publishes.

The virtual session of ECLAC’s Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee will take place this Thursday between 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., local time, and Déborah Rivas, Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, will participate on behalf of Cuba.

The representatives of the member countries of that Committee will analyze the regional perspectives from the adoption of creative and lasting solutions for the recovery of Covid-19, the meeting program indicates.

Additionally, at the appointment, details of the virtual celebration of the thirty-eighth Period of Sessions of ECLAC, scheduled to take place from October 26 to 28, will be reported.

At that time, Cuba will officially hand over the pro tempore presidency of the Commission to the government of Costa Rica.

Havana dedicated her period at the head of the organization (2018-2020) to prioritize the countries of the area based on the El Caribe Primero initiative, presented during the thirty-seventh session held two years ago in the Cuban capital.

Recently, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, assured that the largest of the Antilles gave priority to the Caribbean countries, small island developing states with marked vulnerabilities, such as the effects of climate change, for example.

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