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President Díaz-Canel reaffirms Cuba’s interest in strengthening relations with Dominica

Dominica RooseveltThe prime minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, urged citizens to respect the majority vote in last Friday’s general elections, giving the Labor Party, which he leads, the victory. According to Prensa Latina, announced preliminary results indicate that this party won 18 electoral districts, three more than held previously.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted: “Our congratulations, to the prime minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Roosevelt Skerrit, for his victory in the elections. We will continue to work to strengthen our relations of friendship and cooperation with this sister Caribbean nation.”

Likewise, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla posted: “Fraternal congratulations, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit, on your electoral victory. The government and people of this sister Caribbean nation have the support and solidarity of Cuba.”

Skerrit called on opposition leaders to reflect on their actions prior to the elections, which included violence and street barricades.


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