Colombian lawmakers ask the United States to remove Cuba from the "List of Countries Sponsors of International Terrorism" and eliminate the blockade

More than 80 congressmen from the Republic of Colombia, representing the feelings of millions of citizens of that South American nation, asked the authorities of the United States Congress to remove Cuba from the illegitimate "list of countries that sponsor international terrorism," as well as eliminate the measures of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against our people.

As published on her Twitter account by the senator for the Historical Pact, Gloria Flórez, head of the Second Commission of the Senate, for this purpose, Colombian legislators will file a letter addressed to Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate of that country; Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives; and Csaba Kőrösi, President of the United Nations General Assembly.

«One of the pillars of President Gustavo Petro's government is the consolidation of Total Peace for Colombia. In this sense, we see with concern that a country that has been a guarantor of the peace agreements in Colombia for years, has been called a country that sponsors terrorism by the Government of the United States. The arguments that were used for the designation are not supported and this has been reiterated by the current Government of Colombia, " says the letter.

In this regard, the signatories point out that Cuba has proven to be a friendly State of the Colombian people, through its support for the construction of peace in the South American country and in various fields of social development such as health and education.

They also highlight that the Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, has ratified the will to continue working for this purpose, for which he proposed the Antillean nation as an alternate venue for the peace process talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN), also contributing his experience as guarantor of the agreement concluded with the FARC-EP.

“The inclusion of Cuba in the “list of countries that sponsor international terrorism” has resulted in the closure of any possibility of financing in the world market, increasing the shortcomings and difficulties of access of Cuban society to basic resources. This unjust accusation not only undermines the human rights of the Cuban people, but at the same time threatens the aspirations of Total Peace in our country,” the parliamentarians denounced in their letter.

Gloria Flórez, as well as the Representative to the Chamber for the Historical Pact, Gabriel Becerra Yáñez, heads of the Parliamentary Groups of Friendship with Cuba in both Houses of Congress of the South American nation, respectively; They highlighted our country on their Twitter accounts as a fundamental pillar to guarantee peace in Colombia.

Source: Parlamento Cubano

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