The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba observed the 49th anniversary of diplomatic relations on Wednesday with the regional integration grouping reiterating its “unwavering commitment to the further strengthening and enhancement of the bonds of friendship, cooperation and solidarity which unite us”.
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who is also the CARICOM chairman, said in a statement that, “Today reminds us of that symbolic and courageous historic act of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1972, that has evolved over the years into a fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship based on solidarity.
“CARICOM and Cuba have a lot of which they can be proud. A growing friendship spanning almost half of a century is a rare milestone in the history of any relationship,” Browne said, adding that CARICOM countries “place great value on the strong and enduring bonds” with Havana.
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