Guyana backs Cuba against US embargo

Source:Xinhua Published: 2012-10-21 14:17:38

Guyanese President Donald Rabindranauth Ramotar on Saturday voiced his opposition to the 50-year embargo on Cuba imposed by the United States.

During the three-day visit which started on Wednesday, Ramotar met Cuba leader Raul Castro and signed agreements to enhance cooperation in the fields of health, sports and visa between the two countries.

Ramotar stressed that the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) also rejected the decades-long embargo.

Established in 1973, CARICOM has become an important platform for its 15 members to promote regional cooperation, while Cuba, located in the north of the Caribbean, is excluded.

"I hope that my visit to Cuba will contribute to further the relations between the two countries," said Ramotar.

Guyana and Cuba have enjoyed close collaboration in health, education, culture and sports since the establishment of their diplomatic ties in December 1972.

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