Montego Bay, Jamaica. Joining efforts for sustainable development of our people is the key to successfully overcome the challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean, Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines, Alfredo Lopez, said here at a Celac meeting.
Speaking at the Second Meeting of Ministers of Energy of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Lopez welcomed the organization of the two-day event, which is aimed at boosting actions to strengthening energy integration in the area. "It is undoubtedly significant the fact that we meet on a Caribbean island to talk about a subject that has been our main concerns, in particular for small island states," he said.
Lopez explained that in most cases these nations lack the precious resources from traditional energy sources, which has historically been a major obstacle to their development.
The Minister emphasized that especially the Caribbean, has energy resources that can be used, like the sun. In that sense, Lopez recommended as a good policy get consumers to install solar panels, which would favor the national energy balance. The Second Meeting of CELAC Energy headlines concludes today with the approval and adoption of the Montego Bay Declaration and the Plan of Action that will allow the 33 countries of the block to make further progresses in integration and regional energy security.
For two days, over 70 delegates from 22 countries have discussed a mechanism to achieve the common goal.