Cuba confirmed its willingness to work with Caribbean countries to fight climate change

Cuba confirmed its willingness to work with Caribbean countries to fight climate change

Prime Minister Marrero Cruz

NASSAU, Bahamas. — Cuba’s presence at the first regional meeting of Caribbean leaders, which spent three days discussing the region’s challenges in combating climate change, “is a symbol of the unconditional support we have always offered and continue to offer.” all countries in the region will offer it».

With this idea, the member of the Politburo and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz summed up this Thursday the participation of the Cuban delegation in the high-level dialogues of the conclave, which culminated with the certainty that the vulnerabilities of the small island states .

In statements to the press team accompanying him, the Prime Minister recalled Fidel’s prophetic words at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro three decades ago, when he warned of the growing dangers facing humanity as a result of the exaggerated actions of the People.

At the meeting, he said, various subjects were discussed in depth; but with dissatisfaction that those responsible for accelerating climate change, the developed countries, were not present. Rich nations, he stressed, should finance all measures to reduce the impact of this phenomenon.

The aim, he stressed, is to agree on sending a clear message to the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Egypt next November. And that message, he says, is nothing more than a willingness to work hard to mitigate the impact, along with a legitimate call for developed nations to do their part.

In the words of Marrero Cruz: “It was a good working meeting, although controversy enriched the debates. In addition, he highlighted the bilateral meetings with prime ministers from regions such as the Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica and Grenada, which “contributed to strengthening the ties and eternal bonds of friendship that unite Cuba and the Caribbean”.

The head of government also referred to exchanges with various inventory holders from the host country “with whom we have close cooperation and this made it possible not only to assess the progress of these agreements, but also to identify new opportunities to expand them”.

Referring to the regional meeting, Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of the Cuban delegation that attended the event, pointed out its relevance to clarify the positions on important issues such as mitigation, adaptation and access to mechanisms and sufficient to pool funds to take the actions required of our countries.

The meeting, he stressed, made it possible to work on a document that will include the contributions of all participating States and on which work will continue in order to come to COP27 better prepared with more determined and energetic positions.

Always with Cuba!

“My homeland is where I fight and not just where I was born,” Eusebio Leal Spengler, Havana’s eternal friend, once said, expressing, if possible, our attachment to the place where we made ourselves useful have, in a nutshell ; where we grew as humans; where we were just happy.

For the friends of solidarity with the Greater Antilles and the Cubans living in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, with whom Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz exchanged views this Wednesday: “This lovely place will always be Cuba.”

So said the Bahamian Terrel Major, an island-trained physical therapist who, in his own words, “who knows what my fate might have been if I hadn’t had that fellowship.”

In Cuba I learned about medicine, and above all I learned what humanity is, what it means to do things without expecting anything in return; I learned life principles that I’ve been using ever since, realized radiology consultant Renaldo Neil Scavella.

I learned, as Che put it, that “on Earth we need people who work more and criticize less, who build more and destroy less, who promise less and resolve more, who expect less and give more, who say better than tomorrow. ” ».

According to Maylen Sarría Ponce, a Havana with a degree in Education and a Masters in Economics who has lived in the Bahamas since 2013, her students know and defend Cuba’s history, culture and culture.

Between experience and experience, he shared one of his noblest wishes: “I wish that one day when one of my students attends a solidarity event and they ask him why he knows so much about this island, he would say: Because my teacher is Cuban.”

The meeting spoke of the Cubans’ warmth, their hospitality, their almost universal asere; there was talk of closer trade relations; and they prayed for Cuba, a country that has favored the way of good.

With the audience, Marrero Cruz spoke about the tense situation in which the country finds itself, about the communications war aimed at distorting reality, and focused on government programs aimed primarily at achieving better well-being of the people .

“We must strengthen what unites us – said the Prime Minister – home, family, the desire to help. Cuba is your home and you will always be welcome.