Saint John, Antigua & Barbuda.- Antigua & Barbuda is hosting today the 6th Cuba-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit, focused on strengthening bilateral relations and the search for joint solutions to high-incidence problems in the region.

Cuban President Raul Castro arrived in this insular nation on Thursday to lead Cuba’s delegation to the meeting which will take place in the parish of Saint Mary with the attendance of the other 14 Caribbean States.

The gathering will also focus on mapping out a common agenda that advocates a new fair international order, solidarity, integration and trade.

The Cuban Foreign Ministry recently affirmed that the Cuban delegation will make clear its will to promote integration, cooperation, and development.

The 45th anniversary of relations between CARICOM and Cuba was celebrated Wednesday in Havana.

On December 8, 1972, the leaders of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago made the decision to create -by establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba- a formal space that would focus on the common concerns of these developing states.