Grenada's Foreign and Tourism Minister Peter Charles David Ends Cuba Visit
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- 02 / 26 / 2009
Both leaders expressed satisfaction for the current state of bilateral relations and advocated for enhancing and fostering cooperation.
David was grateful to Cuba's historic solidarity with his country, and recalled the recent concluded Cuba-CARICOM Summit, held in December in the eastern Santiago de Cuba city.
Public Works, Physical Planning and Environment Minister Joseph Gilbert, as well as Grenadian ambassador in Cuba Raphael Joseph accompanied the visitor.
The agenda of the top official included a meeting Monday with Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque, with who held official talks to strengthen alliances.
In the meeting, David demanded the end of the almost 50-year US economic, trade and financial blockade.
Perez Roque stated this visit will boost Cuba's relations with the new Grenadian government and analyze the international situation and its impact in the Caribbean area.
Both countries established diplomatic relations on April 14, 1979 and bilateral collaboration is mainly in the field of education and health.
According to David, the international airport built in Grenada, which will bear the name of the late former Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, is as an expression of that collaboration.
The Caribbean visitor recalled the friendship between Bishop with Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro, to whom sent the best vows from the Grenadian people through Perez Roque.
David finally reiterated the call to end the US blockade on Cuba, which termed a demand of his government and people.