According to the VNA correspondent in La Habana, on October 14, officials of the Cuban Government and the European Union (EU) conducted a dialogue on topics such as “Disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons. mass destruction “and” Illegal trade in small arms, light weapons and other common weapons. “
These dialogues are organized online under the framework of the Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation between Cuba and the EU.
The Cuban Foreign Ministry (Minrex) announced that the dialogues showed that the EU and La Habana had a consensus view on the disarmament issue, under which both sides emphasized the importance of moving forward. disarmament as a whole and as a means to protect international peace and security and contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals.
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The two sides agreed to be ready to debate aspects related to disarmament and non-proliferation on the basis of full respect for equal sovereignty, independence, legitimacy and non-interference. internal problems of the parties even when taking different stances.
In a meeting online, the Cuban delegation emphasized that denuclearization is the highest priority in the area of disarmament under the Treaty of Nuclear Weapons Ban, which Cuba is the fifth country ratified.
La Habana reaffirms the right to peace of peoples with full application Latin American Claims and the Caribbean is a peaceful region that was signed by regional heads and governments at the CELAC Summit in La Habana in 2014.
In addition, the Cuban Government reiterated the legal right of all states to acquire and possess small arms, light weapons and conventional weapons to meet the security and defense needs of me.
Also on this occasion, representatives of Cuba and the EU mentioned the effects of the embargo imposed on Cuba by the US on international cooperation within the framework of the Prohibition Conventions. chemical weapons and biological weapons.
This is the second discussion between the EU and Cuba on the above topic. The Cuban delegation was led by Ambassador Rodolfo Reyes, Director of Minrex’s Department of Multilateralism and International Law.
Meanwhile, EU special envoy for disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons Marjolijn van Deelen is the head of the EU delegation.