Havana, April 27 (RHC)-- Cuba and Morocco have reestablished diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level. During a ceremony earlier this week at the Cuba’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the two countries also expressed their willingness to boost cooperation ties in the political, economic and cultural fields, among others.
The reestablishment of diplomatic relations puts an end to 37 years of severed ties. On April 22, 1980, the Moroccan government broke diplomatic ties with Cuba after the Caribbean state recognized the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and accredited the country's first Ambassador in Havana.
Cuba values and appreciates Morocco’s support at the United Nations since 2006 for the island’s resolution that calls for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States.
The Cuban government maintains its stanch position in support of the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination and will continue to offer cooperation in the fields of health and education. The Cuban authorities have also expressed their gratitude to the Sahrawi people for their unbreakable solidarity toward the Cuban Revolution and its work.
Following the announcement of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and Morocco, the Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Omar Mansur, speaking on behalf of his people, thanked Cuba, the African Union and other countries “for defending his peoples’ right to self-determination, independence and decolonization.”
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