Havana, Sept 10 (ACN) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez expressed the island’s appreciation to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Africa for their stance in favor of the lifting of the over-60-year US economic, commercial and financial blockade of the Cuban people.
On his Twitter account (https://bit.ly/2VwpbRA ), Minister Rodriguez referred to a joint statement by CARICOM and African leaders rejecting the criminal US policy against the island nation.
The joint statement was issued during the first CARICOM-Africa virtual summit, which opened Tuesday to promote bilateral economic and cooperation links, as well as investment opportunities between Africa and the Caribbean, according to a report by PL news agency.
During a ministerial meeting held in early May, Caribbean Community members demanded the immediate end of the US’s hostile Cuba policy.
CARICOM was founded in 1973 on three main goals: economic cooperation through the Caribbean Common Market, foreign policy coordination, and collaboration in areas such as agriculture, industry, transportation and telecommunications.