Cuban Ambassador to Belize, Her Excellency Lissette Perez Perez and Cuban Counselor in Belize, Orestes Hernandez paid a courtesy call to the Mayor of San Pedro His Worship Daniel Guerrero on Friday February 24th. Since taking up office a little over three months ago, Ambassador Perez has been meeting with Cuban residents living in Belize.

“It is my first time on the island,” commented Perez, adding that, “during this event I wanted to pay a courtesy call to see how we can work together for the common good of our people of both countries.” In speaking to the Mayor, Ambassador Perez offered the SPTC the opportunity to explore ways in which San Pedro can work together with the Cuban government in the areas such as climate change, health, culture, music and sports.

“We are happy for your visit. Cuba has been a good friend to Belize and we are fortunate to have benefited from Cuba’s generosity especially in the area of health and educational opportunities,” commented Mayor Guerrero. “The help offered by the Cuban Ambassador is the step in the right direction and we happy to be able to explore ways to collaborate,” ended Guerrero.

In the coming weeks, the SPTC hopes to meet with the Cuban official to look at some the areas that the can be of mutual benefit to the residents of San Pedro and the people of Cuba.