The prime minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, arrived on Tuesday for an official visit to attend the 3rd Ministerial Meeting between Cuba and the Caribbean Community.
Skerrit was welcomed at Jose Marti International Airport by Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra, and plans to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro.
“This visit will foster links between the two nations, and express once more Dominica’s support for Cuba,” the prime minister said, according to a television report.
The CARICOM meeting, to take place on Friday, September 17, will evaluate Havana’s relations with the bloc’s 15 member countries and focus on the situation in Haiti since the devastating January 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince.
Skerrit was accompanied by the minister of national security, immigration and labor, Charles Savarin, and the minister of informatics, telecommunication and citizen power, Ambrose George.
The prime minister of Dominica was born on June 8, 1972, and holds a degree in psychology from the State University of New Mexico, and a degree in English from the University of Mississippi.
Both Dominica and Cuba, whose diplomatic links were established on May 18, 1996, are members of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, together with Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.