Dominica and Cuba: A hand in tough times

Dominica’s Ambassador to Cuba, former Agriculture Minister Matthew Walter.

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 20 (Caribbean News Now!)— Dominica’s ambassador to Cuba, Mathew Walter, has conveyed the gratitude of the Dominican people and government to the people of Cuba for their assistance after the ravaging effects of Hurricane Maria on that sister Caribbean island nation.

Walter recalled that, when the hurricane began hitting his country, Cuba was ready to send rescue workers there.

The diplomat spoke with Cuba News Agency during a congress on weather phenomena recently held in Havana.

Walter noted the friendship links between Dominica and Cuba established in 1996, and he said: “It’s no surprise that Cuba keeps helping us.”

Nearly 30 Cuban doctors, including some in permanent service in Dominica plus others who arrived more recently, are assisting emergency cases, as they educate the people about sanitation measures.

During the recent 72nd UN General Assembly, Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit asked for international assistance to begin recovery actions in his country.

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