As we reported on Friday, the former Prime Minister Right Honorable Said Musa wrote to the US President Joseph Biden over concerns involving relations with Cuba. According to Musa’s son, Minister Kareem Musa, his father is still in touch with the global events, and has always had close ties with Cuba.
Hon. Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries: “The former Prime Minister has had a lot of time on his hands since he has been recovering from his stroke but it’s always good to see that he’s still actively engaged and in this particular instance defending the country and the good people of Cuba. As you know the former President of the United States Donald Trump had put Cuba on a blacklist of terrorists calling them as terrorists and so he was totally in order to write the new president of the United States calling for a call off of this embargo against Cuba. It’s a long time coming we’re living now in a globalized day, globalized age that there should not be this type of animosity between countries like America and Cuba.”
In the correspondence from Musa, he condemned the action taken on January 11 under the Donald Trump administration where Cuba was placed on a list of state sponsors of terrorism. He also applauded and welcomes the recent statement by the Biden administration to review the Cuba Trump administration policies. Musa expressed support for Cuba referring to them as a nation of peace that promotes cooperation and not violence. He added that Cuba has been a victim of terrorism, but yet have supported several nations through times of pandemics including Ebola, Aids and Covid-19. The veteran politician closed his letter, dated February 12, by inviting Belizeans and friends across the Caribbean and Central America to join in supporting his pro-Cuba statement.