Not much is known about Cuba’s new president’s plan to tackles the challenges facing the country. The 57-year-old father of two was elected president of Cuba on April 19 after Raul Castro, who led the country for 10 years, stepped down is expected to continue in the same vein as his predecessor. Cuban Ambassador to Belize, Lissette Perez Perez, says the friendly relationship between Belize and Cuba is not expected to change.
Lissette Perez Perez, Cuban Ambassador to Belize: “The welfare of our neighborhood also to share what we have with others, this is the spirit among Cubans but also we try to educate our generation in this spirit, to share what we have with others because this is the only solution for the world that is why we will continue our program of cooperation with the region that for us CARICOM members are our priority in terms of cooperation because it’s our natural area. We share the Caribbean Sea we have a lot of similarities, a lot of challenges and we have to together face this challenge. That is why we will continue to provide our expertise , our scholarships in terms of medicines the cooperation in the same sectors and others because it depends on the necessities of our brothers and sisters of CARICOM countries but of course we will continue this our spirit of solidarity that we will preserve.”
Cuba and Belize have enjoyed bilateral relationships for many years.