Cuban President Raul Castro delivered his maiden address to Trinidad and Tobago in an historic visit yesterday, criticising the outcome of the multi-million dollar fifth summit of the Americas in Port-of-Spain in 2009.President Castro addressed Caricom leaders at the opening of the fourth Cuba-Caricom Summit at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA). Port-of-Spain, yesterday, saying:
"The 2009 Summit of the Americas held in this country has failed to rise above the rhetoric even less now when elections (in the US) will be held."In one of his first major summits after being elected as the 44th President of the United States, President Barrack Obama told the summit: "The United States seeks a new beginning with Cuba."
"Two years later," the Cuban President said, "the measures publicised by the current President of the United States has not gone beyond a partial relaxation of restrictions lifting remittances and travels to the islands of Cuban citizens living in the United States."Cuba will never forget the support of Caribbean nations to put an end to the economic and financial embargo imposed on our noble people by the United States Government over five decades ago, an embargo that remains essentially unchanged."
It's a position Cuba has Caricom's full support.