Cuban President visits Belize – US urged to lift sanctions on Cuba

Editorial Staff

Feb 14, 2023

Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz Canel spent some time in Belize on Sunday, where he held talks with Prime Minister of Belize John Briceno on several issues.

On Sunday Briceno called on the Biden administration in the United States to remove Cuba from the list of state-sponsored terrorists.

Briceno also condemned what it said is the unjustified designation of the Caribbean nation as a state sponsor of terrorism. 

The Cuban leader´s official agenda included a special meeting of the National Assembly, talks with Prime Minister Briceño, as well as the signing of two agreements. 

Both countries have been enjoying diplomatic ties since July 15, 1995 and Briceno said the Cuban President’s visit was “yet another symbol of the deep bonds of friendship that exists between the two nations and people, based on mutual respect and principles of international law”.

According to him, “consistent and principled support of Belize’s right to self-determination and territorial integrity, represents support his country has enjoyed before independence and continue to enjoy today is recognised and appreciated by all freedom-loving Belizeans”

“Belize congratulates Cuba for advocacy for others in the developing world in its various roles, such as the critical role it plays as Chair of the group of 77 and China within the UN system…We note that these actions take place in the face of an unjust, illegal, financial, commercial and trade embargo imposed by the United States…Belize also condemns the unjustified designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism to which there is no legal or moral justification for Cuba to remain,” he added.


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