Chilean internationalist values unity promoted by Cuba and Caricom

Edited by Catherin López
2022-12-06 07:15:12


Chilean internationalist fighter Alberto Reyes. Photo: PL

Havana, Dec 6 (RHC) President Miguel Diaz-Canel's current tour of Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries strengthen the unity of that regional bloc, declared Alberto Reyes, a member of the International Committee for Peace, Justice, and Dignity for the Peoples (Comité Internacional Paz Justicia y Dignidad a Los Pueblos).


In statements to Prensa Latina, the Chilean-origin internationalist combatant in Nicaragua, and resident on the island added that the Caricom-Cuba summit to be attended by President Díaz-Canel on Tuesday will be key for the relations between the small nations of that organization in the face of the various crises affecting the planet.


The meeting has its roots in the establishment of diplomatic relations with Havana on December 8, 1972, by Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad, and Tobago, the first four independent countries of the Caribbean, said, Reyes.


That event marked the unity between the small island nations and Cuba and was very important for the politics of the region, especially for the Island, " blocked and harassed for 63 years by different U.S. governments in their attempts at domination," said the Chilean activist.


The creation of Caricom on July 4, 1973, with the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, brought together 15 countries of the area in pursuit of integration to accelerate development and raise the living and working standards of their peoples, recalled Reyes.


The veteran fighter for the sovereignty of the peoples also praised the solidarity and support shown during these years by the Caricom member states towards Cuba, "which is going through a difficult situation today, due to so many restrictions and sanctions applied by Washington, even during the scourge of Covid-19 that affected the whole world".


On the contrary, the rulers of the North American nation refused to relax their measures against the island during the pandemic and increased them with another 240 new sanctions "to stifle these heroic and victorious people who do not surrender in the face of adversity, he stressed".


The International Committee for Peace, Justice, and Dignity for the Peoples, brings together men and women of goodwill from different countries, united in the defense of these principles.


President Díaz-Canel paid a courtesy visit to the President of Barbados, Sandra Mason, after arriving at Grantley Adams International Airport, where he was received by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.


This will be an opportunity to further advance relations with this sister nation and the Caribbean countries during the VIII Caricom-Cuba Summit, in the context of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations of the island with Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, and Trinidad, and Tobago, he said.


The Cuban leader began his Caribbean tour last Saturday in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where he held talks with Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, whom he thanked for his support for the resolution against the U.S. blockade and his support in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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