Darroux and the Cuban ambassador shake hands after the signing

Darroux and the Cuban ambassador shake hands after the signing

Dominica and Cuba have renewed the Technical Cooperation Agreement in health which exists between the two countries.

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cuba and the Ministry of Health and Environment of Dominica signed the document at a ceremony held in the Ministry of Health Conference Room on Friday.

Under the agreement Cuba has, over the years, been making a significant contribution to Dominica’s health sector and according to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Johnson, dozens of Cuban medical specialists, physicians, specialized nurses, bio medical engineers and lab technicians are currently working here in Dominica.

During his brief opening remarks at the signing ceremony, Dr. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of his team, for the presence of the Cuban health personnel in Dominica.

“We admire our Cuban colleagues and their politeness and humility” he stated.

Dr. Darroux and H.E. Frometa de La Rosa sign  the document

Dr. Darroux and H.E. Frometa de La Rosa sign the document

Cuban ambassador H.E. Juan Carlos Frometa de la Rosa, said he was honored to have been there to sign the agreement as it “shows the political will of the Cuban government and people to continue to help Dominica.”

“We are friends, we are sister islands, we are Caribbean,” he affirmed.

Minister for Health and Environment Kenneth Darroux who signed the agreement on Dominica’s behalf, thanked H.E. Juan Carlos Frometa de la Rosa for what he described as the ambassador’s intimate and personal involvement in the signing of the agreement.

“We truly look forward to strengthening this partnership as we are doing now” he stated.

Dominica and Cuba have been in this Cooperative Agreement since 1997.