Barbados??? Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean, and Cuba???s Minister of Science and Technology, Jose Miyar Baruecco, are pictured signing the Memorandum of Understanding on Science and Technology Cooperation agreement.
Barbados and Cuba are seeking to promote greater cooperation between the two countries in the field of science and technology.
This comes in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding on Science and Technology Cooperation between the two countries which was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and Cuba???s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Jose Miyar Barrueco, today, Monday, May 11, at the Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Cuba.
The ceremony formed part of the programme of activities of the May 11 to 13 official visit of Prime Minister David Thompson, who is in Cuba at the invitation of President Raul Castro.
Senator McClean will also inaugurate the Sixth Meeting of the Barbados Cuba Joint Commission to be held May 14 to 15. The Joint Commission meeting will present an opportunity for the two Caribbean nations to further dialogue on areas of bilateral cooperation and joint projects.
The Barbados Cuba Joint Commission was established pursuant to Article V of the Basic Agreement on Economic and Technical Co-operation concluded between Barbados and Cuba in 1997. It was created as a mechanism for monitoring issues related to the implementation of the Agreement. The Joint Commission also provides an avenue through which co-operation programmes are defined and regulated.