St. Kitts and Nevis delegation to explore new areas of cooperation with Cuba
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- 10 / 31 / 2006
An 8-member delegation is representing St. Kitts and Nevis at the 11th International Sports Congress and an International Trade Fair that are being held in Cuba.
Speaking to SKNIS, Mr Yarine Ramairez, the diplomatic attaché at the Embassy of Cuba, said the delegation's attendance comes as a result of discussions held at the May meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Governments of Cuba and St. Kitts and Nevis. The delegation is being headed by Minister of State Hon. Richard Skerritt of the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture, and he is accompanied by the Hon. Hensley Daniel, minister responsible for health social transformation and sports in the Nevis Island Administration.
Also in the delegation Permanent Secretary Mr Lloyd Lazar of the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture and Permanent Secretary Ms. Teresa Nisbett representing the ministry responsible for International Trade. Other member of the delegation are Ms. Marlene Phillips-Lee of the Department of Culture, Mr. Orville Maynard of the Department of Sports, Mr. Gus Williams, businessman and chairman of National Carnival, and by Mr. Faron Lawrence of the Music Festival Committee. Member of the delegation will be received by their counterpart Ministers and ministry representatives in Cuba.Diplomatic Attache Ramairez explained that the delegation will explore the possibilities for increasing areas of cooperation between Cuba and the Federation and will review interests discussed at the 5th Session of the Joint Commission held in St. Kitts. "There are high expectations in the visit, because we are looking at future enhancements in the relations and cooperation between Cuba and St. Kitts and Nevis," said Ramairez, disclosing also the expectation of the signing of Memoranda of Understanding in the areas of culture and sports.
While in Cuba, Ms Nisbett and Mr. Williams would engage in activities and discussions during the annual Havana hosted International Trade Fair, where over 750 companies would be represented from over 50 countries. The delegation will be seeking to establish new initiatives in the areas of tourism, health, trade, culture and sports.
Source: SKN Vibes