Havana, Cuba - (July 4, 2016)- Representatives of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) highlighted the cooperation links with Cuba, an celebrated in this capital the 43 anniversary of the creation of the regional block.
Evoking the ephemeris, the Guyanese Ambassador in Havana, Halim Majeed, which delivered the keynote address, said that these links came even before the Community was formed when four Caribbean countries (Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago) decided to break together the diplomatic blockade against Cuba.
Thus, he said, the genesis and growth of CARICOM is a story of vision, perseverance and political strength, as occurred in moments of extreme complexity, when the Cold War was at its peak.
On the conference, he said that XXXVII Conference of Heads of State and Government of CARICOM should provide the appropriate framework to discuss other pressing issues for the region as economic instability, the effects of climate change, money laundering, drug trafficking, human trafficking and terrorism.
In addition, he said that the leaders of the block are studying to adopt a series of measures to ensure the recognition of Caribbean sovereignty as the creation of a regional parliament and a common currency.
According to the Head of the Diplomatic Corps of CARICOM in Havana, Ambassador Dexter Rose, integration processes are increasingly vital, because the powers tend to belittle the smaller countries and the only force that can oppose the Caribbean nations is their unity .
(Source Prensa Latina)