Wednesday, 14 April 2021 will mark 42-years since the establishment of official diplomatic relations between Grenada and the Republic of Cuba.
This was augmented with the establishment of diplomatic embassies with resident ambassadors in Havana and St George’s.
Under the Technical Cooperation Agreement between both countries, Grenada and Cuba have enjoyed close relations that have been mutually beneficial.
Grenada is particularly grateful to Cuba for its dedication and sacrifice in supporting the health and education sectors by providing countless doctors, nurses, and teachers. The construction sector has also benefitted from the provision of Cuban engineers and architects. During the past 42 years, Cuba has also provided numerous scholarships from which many Grenadians have benefitted, and which have contributed to the country’s development in various areas including medicine, nursing and engineering and many other educational fields.
The Maurice Bishop International Airport and the General Hospital stand as symbols of Cuba’s contribution to the socio-economic development of Grenada.
During challenging times, such as the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan and the current Covid-19 pandemic, Cuba has been a reliable friend, providing necessary assistance. Indeed, as countries around the world struggle with the impact of Covid-19, Cuba’s provision of medical equipment and personnel to Grenada is highly appreciated.
Grenada cooperates with Cuba bilaterally, and at the multilateral level where we continue to call for an end to the United States blockade against the Government and people of Cuba which continues to cause severe hardships for the country and its people.
The Government of Grenada remains committed to its longstanding relationship with the Government and people of Cuba and looks forward to continued diplomatic relations for the benefit of both countries.