Cuban President Appreciates ACS Statement Against Blockade

Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, expressed his thanks on his official Twitter account this Saturday to the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), for demanding that the United States end the blockade that has been greatly harms the Cuban people.

In his message, the president also thanked the ACS for asking to remove Cuba from the US’s unilateral list of countries allegedly sponsoring terrorism.

The participants of the IX ACG summit, which was held in Antigua, Guatemala, adopted a declaration, in which, among other things, they reflected their position of support for the Greater Antilles.

Josephine Vial, Deputy Head of Minrex, led the Caribbean nation’s delegation to the event, which this year’s sessions were held under the theme “Innovative Inclusion through the Sustainable Development of the Greater Caribbean.”

The summit, and the actions developed within it to strengthen alliances for the common good, characterized the week in Guatemala, reports PL.

The VII International Conference on Cooperation opened a broad agenda for the meetings of the event, and, commenting on the results, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the host country, Mario Bucaro, emphasized the joint work of members and associated countries for the well-being of their populations in this difficult economic situation.

More than 60 participating delegations analyzed in the iconic colonial city of Antigua Guatemala “Cultural Heritage of Humanity”, projects aimed at sustainable development through integration, discussed transport, digitization, climate change, forced migration, as well as disaster risk reduction.

Other segments covered South-South cooperation, trade and foreign economic relations, tourism, resource mobilization, community engagement, public-private partnerships, engagement of vulnerable groups, green and blue economies.

Cuba’s heavy-handed intervention in technological solutions for the restoration of the Caribbean’s coral reefs, as well as sustainable and low-carbon tourism, has attracted worldwide attention.

The reports submitted before the XXVIII Ordinary Meeting of the Ministerial Council acknowledge the successful organization by Havana of the Sixth Conference on International Cooperation last November, the agreements of which were considered to be a pillar in the preparations for this event.

Member heads of state or government or heads of delegations ended the summit with a closing declaration in which, among the topics, they called for an end to the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba and the exclusion of the island. from Washington’s unilateral and arbitrary list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

At the head of the interim chairmanship of the ACG Council of Ministers for 2023-2024. remained Suriname, by agreement of those present, seeking to arrange new windows of opportunity.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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