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Statement by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) on the Decision Made by the United States of America (USA) to Continue to List the Republic of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Statement by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) on the Decision Made by the United States of America (USA) to Continue to List the Republic of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

OECS Commission Official Statement

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) welcomes the recent decision by the Government of the United States of America (USA) to remove the Republic of Cuba from its list of States that are “not cooperating fully” in its fight against terrorism.

The OECS notes, however, with alarming concern, the decision of the Government of the USA to continue to include the Republic of Cuba on the US State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT).

The OECS expresses its profound concern with the arbitrary decision of the United States Government and denounces these baseless accusations.

The OECS further notes its acute awareness that maintaining Cuba on the SSOT list has caused and continues to cause immense hardship and suffering to the Cuban people, and calls on the United States Government to immediately remove Cuba from that list.

The OECS reaffirms its rejection of the unilateral imposition by the United States of America of the 62-year-old economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba. ​ ​ This embargo, as well as the designation of Cuba as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism” are unjust and wrongly imposed upon the people of Cuba, and must be terminated immediately so that relief can be brought to the harsh conditions which the Cuban people have endured.

The OECS reaffirms its solidarity with the Government and people of Cuba.

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Loverly Anthony Head of Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
OECS Communications Unit Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

 

 

 

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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