Gladstone was welcomed in Havana by Cuban Justice Minister Maria Esther Reus as he arrived to attend the Cuba-Caricom Summit.
The Bahamian leader will assume the pro-tempore presidency of Caricom in 2015, and he described as vital the summit taking place Monday in Havana.
He said that Cuba has played a crucial role in preparing the meeting and that this country maintains excellent relations with Havana. “This is a good opportunity to improve commercial cooperation,” he said.
The Cuba-Caricom Summit promotes economic integration and cooperation among the bloc´s member states.