Caribbean Countries Share Solidarity, Cuban President Says

Managua, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday affirmed that the members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) share consensus such as fostering solidarity, a necessary premise to act on issues that involve them.

‘The member states of the #ASC share the responsibility of defending the consensus that we have built together and continue fostering solidarity, as a necessary premise to act in all issues that concern us,’ the Cuban President posted on Twitter.

‘#Caribe can count on #Cuba #SomosCuba,’ Diaz-Canel wrote in the context of the 8th Summit of ACS taking place at the Olof Palme Conference Center in Managua.

Diaz-Canel emphasized that ‘The #ACS should continue to be a mainstay in the unity of the Greater Caribbean, the only alternative facing the enormous challenges we confront. #Cuba will work decisively in favor of that unit and for strengthening our Association #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad.’ 

The 24th Meeting of the Council of Ministers, at the Foreign Ministers level and the Third Cooperation Conference, was held on Thursday.

Tourism, risk reduction, disasters, trade, transportation, and protection of the Caribbean Sea, were some of the issues discussed in those events.

In this 8th Summit, the members are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the organization. The main objective is to serve as a mechanism for consultation, cooperation and concerted action in trade, transportation, sustainable tourism and natural disasters in the Caribbean area.

Its member states are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.

Aruba, Curaçao, (France, on behalf of French Guyana, St. Barts and St. Martin), Guadalupe, The Netherlands, on behalf of Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius, Martinique, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands.

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