St. Kitts and Nevis welcomes U.S. policy change on Cuba relations

“St. Kitts and Nevis, the Governments of the Caribbean, the Governments of the entire western hemisphere, and Governments all across the globe had long asserted that the half-century old policy of the United States toward Cuba advanced the interests of neither the United States nor those of the Cuban people,” Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said in a statement Wednesday.

Dr. Douglas, who has repeatedly called for the ending of the embargo at the United Nations and other fora said the decision of the United States to no longer be the only country on earth dedicated to the isolation of Cuba is therefore a most welcome development in the eyes of the international community.

“It reflects the determination of the Obama Administration to steadfastly and meticulously re-examine and re-cast policies that do not work, and to do so in the interest of advancing global peace and stability.  For this, President Obama deserves great praise,” Dr. Douglas said.

Prime Minister Douglas said the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has benefitted from many years of constructive bilateral relations with the Government of Cuba.

“We look forward to witnessing the benefits that are sure to accrue to the Governments and peoples of both the United States and Cuba as a result of this historic decision,” said Prime Minister Douglas.



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