Caribbean States Demand End of US Blockade to Cuba

Cuban News Agency

escambray, caricom, summitAlphonso Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, demanded the US government the lifting of the economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba, which has lasted over 50 years.

On behalf of the governments and peoples of the Caribbean we demand the lifting of the US blockade against Cuba, Browne, also Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) said.

President Barack Obama and representatives of the US Congress put an end to that policy now, demanded the statesman, first speaker of the leaders attending the Fifth Caricom-Cuba Summit, which began its deliberations in the Palace of the Revolution.

He added that the Cuban solidarity in health care and in particular the fight against Ebola virus in African countries deserves respect, gratitude and deep appreciation.

The first summit Caricom-Cuba was held in Havana in 2002 to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and four countries of the Anglophone Caribbean.

One such decision helped to drive a wedge against the US economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba, which already spans more than half a century.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *