Grenada PM Elated Over Moves To Renew Ties Between Cuba and USA

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:05 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, DECEMBER 16, 2014 – GIS: _ Prime Minister Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell has expressed his elation over President Obama's recent announcement regarding the United States' move toward normalization of foreign policy relations with Cuba.

According to Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, "today is a historic day in the life of the Cuban people.

Today, the United States has answered the call of humanity. Today, the United States has finally heard what Caribbean leaders have always said, and what has been proven: their decades' long policy of isolationism of Cuba has not worked.

It is way past time to remove the embargo. It is the progressive, wise, and right thing to do.

The modern day realities of globalization demand that this be done. Cuba too, understands that they need to move with the times."

Prime Minister Mitchell recalled his remarks at the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas summit in Cuba only a few days ago, when he reiterated the region's collective gratitude to Cuba for its contribution to regional development, and called for the United States to remove the more than five decades old embargo on Cuba.

The same sentiments of solidarity were expressed by other regional leaders on December 8th, at the CARICOM-Cuba summit.

Wednesday's announcement by President Barack Obama is a move in that direction.

According to the President, the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, will immediately begin discussions with Cuba for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, including the opening of an embassy in Havana.




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