CARICOM Reiterates Support for Lifting US Blockade against Cuba

San Georges, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Ministers of the countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) reiterated their firm support for the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba, they highlighted Wednesday in a statement.

Concluding Tuesday’s 22nd Meeting of the organization’s Council on Foreign and Community Relations, the Council’s heads reviewing Caricom-Cuba relations stressed the importance of the longstanding relationship with Cuba.

They stressed that such links are characterized by technical cooperation, trade and political relations and mutual support in multilateral forums.

In view of the recent measures announced by the United States, the Council agreed to issue a joint statement.

They reiterated the strong support of the Community for the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba more than half a century ago.

The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the government of the United States of America against Cuba for almost six decades is the most unjust, severe and prolonged system of unilateral sanctions that has been applied against any country.

In recent months, the blockade policy has intensified and continues to be applied with all severity and with a strong extraterritorial character.

The Foreign Ministers at the regional meeting also reviewed the preparations for the 6th Caricom-Cuba Ministerial Meeting to be held in Guyana on June 14, 2019.

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