Cuba’s foreign ministry celebrated today with the cancellation of a postage stamp, 50th Anniversary of Relations with the First Four Independent States of the Caribbean CommunityE (CARICOM).
On Twitter, the General Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eugenio Martínez Enriquez, reported that the ceremony took place at the headquarters of that ministry, with the participation of First Deputy Minister Gerardo Peñalvar.
— Eugenio Martinez Enriquez (@EugenioMtnez) December 12, 2022
The cancellation of the postage stamp celebrates that on December 8, 1972, the leaders of Jamaica (Michael Manley), Trinidad and Tobago (Eric Williams), Guyana (Forbes Burnham) and Barbados (Errol Barrow) established ties with Havana, That marked the end of the Cuban Revolution’s diplomatic isolation in the Western Hemisphere.
The following year, CARICOM was created, which has maintained strong ties to Cuba And, as proof of this, all of its member states are represented at the level of their own diplomatic missions, the only Latin American country to do so.
Since 2002, the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the CARICOM-Cuba Mechanism has been held every three years, with venues alternating between Havana and the States of the Community.
This December 6, in Barbados, the Eighth CARICOM-Cuba Summit took place, with the participation of a high-level Cuban delegation headed by Miguel Díaz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic. -Canal.
The Bridgetown Declaration adopted at the meeting expressed a common desire to strengthen ties, as well as Commitment in the pursuit of creative solutions, always for the benefit of the people.
Cuban Head of State highlights mutual desire to continue projects in which both sides are already working, and to include new actions to expand and diversify ties based on mutual solidarity and cooperation .
– Cuban Foreign Ministry (@CubaMINREX) December 12, 2022
(With information from ACN)
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