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NWU SALUTES FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH CUBA

posted 10 Dec 2012, 15:02 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 12 Dec 2012, 02:24 by Dave Smith ]

2012-12-10

NWU SALUTES FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH CUBA

 


The National Workers Union (NWU) notes with pleasure and deep satisfaction the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago, along with Barbados, Jamaica and Guyana.

 

On December 12th 1972, these four Caricom countries established diplomatic relations with our fellow Caribbean nation in the face of hostility from the United States of America which insisted on the isolation of Cuba and to this day maintains an economic embargo on Cuba.

 

The relationship between Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba has flourished over the years and has certainly been to the mutual benefit of both people in the areas of cultural, educational and technical co-operation and particularly in the fields of health and sports. These latter areas have been of great benefit to Trinidad and Tobago.

 

The NWU fervently hopes that the friendship and co-operation that has developed between the people of Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba will continue and deepen far into the future.

 

The NWU reiterates its support for the Cuban government and people in their bid to free the Cuban Five who have been unjustly incarcerated in the United States.

 

 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Gerry Kangalee (National Education and Research Officer – Cell: 785-7637)

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