Peace advocates in Jamaica ratify compromise with World Peace

KINGTON, JAAMAICA, September 26, 2016.Inspired in the International Peace Day and the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, established by the United States and observed during September 21st and 26th, near a hundred advocates of these noble causes from different nations of our region, appealed to achieve the total elimination of nuclear weapons in an irreversible, transparent manner, based on the multilateral agreements, and honoured the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as Zone of Peace.

The event, celebrated for the third consecutive year, was organized after the proposal of the Latin American and Caribbean diplomatic missions accredited in Jamaica as well as the Council of Peace of Jamaica, at the residence of the Cuban Ambassador, Bernardo Guanche Hernandez.

The commemoration had the presence of officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, headed by Ambassador Joy Wheeler, Assistant Director for Bilateral Affairs; Dr. Jose Tomas Ares, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps; ambassadors and consuls of GRULAC, journalists, solidarity people, Cuban residents in Jamaica and collaborators as well as members of the Council of Peace of Jamaica.

During his remarks, the Cuban Ambassador highlighted the role played by the Council of Peace to create conscience on this important issue and made reference to nuclear disarmament as one of the oldest objectives of the United Nations which is still to comply.

The attendees backed up an appeal to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade vs Cuba, considered as the system of unilateral sanctions most unjust, severe and long ever applied against one nation.

It was also highlighted the special moment in the region with the signature of the peace accord between the Government of Colombia and the FARCs, ending the the longest war conlifct of the region. While dialoguing about this issue, the Ambassador of Colombia, Roberto García Márquez, stressed that it would be a landmark if the people of Colombia finally decides to support the peace accord. “We will be teaching a lesson of peace and we will be also ending a history of pain and death”. The Colombian diplomat thanked for the international support to the process, the role played by the guarantors nations, in special Cuba as venue of the conversations, and to the United Nations Organization.

The evening, that ended with a cocktail and toast for the peace, was the result of the joint coordination between the embassies of GRULAC, currently headed by the Embassy of Cuba, and the Council of Peace of Jamaica, aiming at ratifying the Latin American and Caribbean union to defend the objectives proclaimed by the United Nations.

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