Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, highlighted the Operation Miracle, a Cuba-Venezuela project to restore vision to poor people in the continent.
The plan includes the presence in Cuba of more than 12,000 young people from Third World countries and from the US, who study at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana.
In remarks to the press upon his arrival in Havana on Tuesday, Gonsalves described the project as fantastic and unprecedented.
We have sent 1,092 patients since July 21, 2005, and there are another 670 waiting to enjoy the benefits of the program, he stressed.
The visitor, who was welcomed by Cuban Minister of Foreign Investment and Economic Collaboration, Marta Lomas, said the number would be greater if his country had the necessary infrastructure, including an international airport for larger planes.
During his stay in Cuba, Gonsalves and his entourage are expected to meet with President Fidel Castro and other Cuban officials.
They will also tour places of historical, scientific and economic interest.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a CARICOM country member and also a member of the Non-Aligned Movement, which 14th summit will be held in Havana in September.
Havana and Kingston established diplomatic relations on May 26, 1992.