PM John Briceno signed two MOU with Cuban President
During the Special Sitting of the House of Representatives, President Díaz-Canel spoke of deeper bilateral cooperation in health, including a medical treatment breakthrough for treating foot lesions arising from diabetes complications. This historic visit also saw the governments of Belize and Cuba signing two bilateral agreements: a Memorandum of Understanding for the Exchange of Migratory Alerts and Security Information, and a Cultural Cooperation Agreement. Belize and Cuba continue to share close ties for more than two and a half decades with Belize in many instances calling on the US to end the embargo on Cuba. Prime Minister John Briceno did so again yesterday.
Hon. John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize: “We in Belize and in fact all other countries benefiting from Cuba’s solidarity should be aware of the fact that Cuba has consistently extended a helping hand even as they themselves fighting for survival under the savage sanctions imposed on them. Belize commends Cuba’s steadfast commitment to provide both immediate relief in times of emergency and longer term capacity building to developing and developed countries. Belize congratulates Cuba for it’s advocacy for others in the developing world in it’s various roles such as the critical role they will play as chair of the Group of 7 plus China within the United Nations System. Belize notes that these actions take place in the face of an unjust and illegal financial, commercial and trade embargo imposed by the United States of America. Belize further condemns the unjustified designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. We continue to urge the United States government to remove Cuba from the state sponsor of terrorism list as there is no legal nor moral justification for Cuba to remain. In spite of these challenges Cuba’s support continues to have a transformative impact on growth and development of the struggling developing countries of the world including Belize and for this we are grateful. On behalf of the people of Belize we thank you for your example of resistance, solidarity and collaboration.”