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  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, will hold bilateral talks with Cuban President, Raul Castro,.
  • Mrs. Simpson Miller will discuss regional and international issues, as well as talks on possible areas of increased cooperation with Cuba.
  • The leaders will also discuss the upcoming fifth CARICOM/Cuba Summit, which will take place later this year.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, will hold bilateral talks with Cuban President, Raul Castro, when she pays an official visit to that country, on the invitation of the President.

Making the announcement on January 23 at the Jamaica House press briefing, Minister of Information, Senator, the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said Mrs. Simpson Miller will discuss regional and international issues, as well as talks on possible areas of increased cooperation with Cuba.

The leaders will also discuss the upcoming fifth CARICOM/Cuba Summit, which will take place later this year.

Senator Falconer further informed that while in Cuba, Mrs. Simpson Miller will lead Jamaica’s delegation to the Second Summit of the Heads of State and Governments of the Community of Latin America and the Caribbean.

“The leaders will explore issues of intra-regional trade, sustainable development, science and technology, climate change, natural disasters, transportation, and social development, among other issues,” she noted.

The Summit will be held in Havana from January 28 to 29, under the theme: ‘The struggle against hunger, poverty and the inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean’. The forum is expected to adopt the Declaration of Havana.