The Cuba Embassy here in the Trinidad and Tobago celebrated Cuba-Caricom Day on Tuesday. The day celebrates the historic and traditional relations between Cuba and several Caribbean countries, as well as the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Trinidad and Tobago. Following is the speech delivered by Cuban Ambassador Guillermo Vázquez Moreno during the event.
Today marks a very important and significant day for regional integration; Cuba-Caricom Day. On this date in 1972, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica established diplomatic relations with Cuba, an action which can be considered as the beginning of the end of Cuba’s isolation. With this in mind, it is my great pleasure and true honour to express my commemorative greetings on behalf of the government of the Republic of Cuba and the peoples of Cuba on this occasion of Cuba-Caricom Day.
Port of Spain, November 22nd. – The Cuban delegation of the Central Committee of the CCP, headed by José R. Balaguer Cabrera, member of the Secretariat and Head of the International Relations Department was received by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, the Honourable Keith Rowley. Both parties highlighted the good relations between the two governments and parties.
The Trinidadian Prime Minister reiterated his satisfaction for the successful development of bilateral ties and the willingness of his government to strengthen them in different spheres.
The Caribbean Regional Initiating Committee of the Pan African Federalist Movement Statement Calling for the end of the U.S. Embargo against Cubaand for the people of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to be protected from Predatory Speculators and land vultures trying to disinherit and disenfranchise them.
The Pan African Federalist Movement joins 191 countries in supporting Resolution 71/5 of the United Nations General Assembly entitled "Necessity of Ending the Economic Commercial and Financial Blockade Imposed by USA against Cuba."!