President’s message is that he’s receiving best medical care in the world
Dear Editor, Guyana’s President David Granger, who is currently in Cuba for medical attention has said that he is receiving “the best medical care in the world”. This is the message he sent through Guyana’s ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed, to the ceremony to mark Cuba/CARICOM Day, commemorating the 46th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and four CARICOM member states-Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
This is President Granger’s second visit to Cuba over the past six weeks for a second round of medical evaluation.
Ambassador Majeed who delivered the feature address at the ceremony earlier yesterday afternoon at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed Granger’s “warmest greetings to this distinguished assembly” with the full knowledge that he is receiving the best medical treatment in the world.
Majeed recalled that Granger, having suffered some physical discomfort a few weeks ago believed “of his own volition that he should seek medical examination and evaluation in Cuba” and discussed this with Cuba’s ambassador in Georgetown. According to Majeed, the Guyanese leader received a positive response within 24 hours and was advised that all arrangements had been put in place to receive him.
“So, we are graphically reminded of that popular Cuban maxim: We do not give what is left over; we share what we have. Indeed, this is the abiding philosophy that has guided Cuba/CARICOM
relations for over four decades,” Majeed told the gathering of senior Government and Party officials, diplomats and participants in a current International Caribbean Studies conference taking place here.
Addressing the ceremony on behalf of Cuba was Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Rogelio Sierra Diaz.
Among the high-level Cuban officials in attendance at the ceremony were Esteban Lazo Hernandez, president of the National Assembly, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and Jose Ramon Balaguer, Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba.
Yours faithfully, Wesley Kirton