The 2002 Cuba-Caricom summit also agreed to hold joint summits on that date every three years to deepen cooperation relations.
Cuba and the Caribbean Community have developed economic and political relations based on mutual support and cooperation, which has become an example to follow for those countries that have jumped on the wagon of regional integration.
Over one thousand Cubans have worked in Caricom nations, particularly in the area of health and more precisely in offering eye-treatment services as part of the program known Miracle Operation, which has benefitted some 100 thousand people.
Cuban universities have graduated a large number of professionals from the region, who have returned to their countries to serve their people.
Caricom was created July 4, 1973 in Trinidad and Tobago with the aim of transforming the Caribbean Free Trade Association into a Common Market. The regional bloc is made up of Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vicent and the Grenadine, Surinam and Trinidad- Tobago. / ACN.