Cuba reaffirms in CELAC its strong condemnation to the assault on the Mexican embassy in Ecuador.

Havana, April 16, 2024-. While addressing, today, the Extraordinary Summit of the Latin American and Caribbean Community (CELAC), President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez reiterated Cuba's strong condemnation to the violent invasion of the Ecuadorian authorities at the Mexican Embassy in Quito, last April 5.

The virtual meeting, which included the participation of Heads of State and Government, as well as other representatives of the Member States of the Community, was chaired by the President of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, in her capacity as President Pro Tempore of CELAC.

The discussion reflected the majority rejection of the region to the incident, which was described as a flagrant violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the right to asylum, the sovereignty of Mexico and other norms of International Law.

In his words, Díaz-Canel warned that “accepting or remaining silent in the face of the behavior of the government of Ecuador would set a very serious and dangerous precedent for the future.”

He insisted that CELAC and the countries represented in it have the obligation to defend, firmly and without hesitation, the International Law. He also recalled the commitment endorsed by all States in the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, to banish the use of force forever.

The Cuban president reaffirmed his total support and solidarity to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to the government of Mexico and to the beloved and brotherly Mexican people, in the face of the unacceptable transgression of its diplomatic headquarters in Ecuador.

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