Raul Garcia to head for Havana – MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS CONFIRMS AGREEMENT MADE WITH CUBA
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados wishes to inform how both the Government of Barbados and the Government of the Republic of Cuba have reached a successful conclusion in the negotiations to have Mr. Raul Garcia Castilla repatriated to Cuba.
On January 14, 2013, a new Immigration regime took effect in Cuba, with significant changes in the categories of persons eligible for repatriation.
Regular follow-up discussions between the Foreign Ministry and the Cuban Embassy finally resulted in a bilateral meeting between the two Foreign Ministers on Friday, September 6, in Grenada, in which the matter was resolved and a process outlined for the repatriation of Mr. Garcia.
The Ministry wishes to express appreciation to the Government of Cuba for the successful resolution of this matter achieved through sustained diplomatic action between Barbados and Cuba, as befits two countries which enjoy long-standing and cordial relations. (MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS)