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Buenos Aires, Jan 24 (RHC) Deputy Foreign Minister Anayansi Rodriguez described as practical and forceful the Buenos Aires declaration, a document to be discussed by the heads of state and government at the 7th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
The diplomat explained that the text addresses several issues discussed at the international level in the United Nations, such as climate change, migration, and the advancement of women.
She stressed that the declaration ratifies the proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a zone of peace, as well as issues related to human rights, the protection, and promotion of all rights for all, and sustainable development, particularly in the region.
The deputy foreign minister, who participated in the meeting of National Coordinators of the bloc, explained that 11 special communiqués were also negotiated, three of which were presented by the Cuban delegation and received unanimous support from the membership of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.
"CELAC supports the lifting of the U.S. blockade against Cuba; a second special communiqué has been presented by our country on the issue of terrorism, the fight at the international level against this scourge," Rodriguez explained.
In that sense, she added that an express request was included by the members of the bloc for the exclusion of Cuba from the "spurious list" of countries that allegedly sponsor terrorism.
The third communiqué deals with nuclear disarmament, an issue he considered important for Latin America and the Caribbean as the first densely populated area of the planet to proclaim itself free of nuclear weapons, she said. (Source: Prensa Latina).