Statement by H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, on behalf of the Pro Tempore Presidency of CELAC, at the UN Security Council session, August 6, 2013
Allow me, first of all, to thank you and the government of the Republic of Argentina for the invitation conveyed to the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which Cuba is honored to preside, to participate for the first time in the UN Security Council debates.
The history of Latin America and the Caribbean has changed. Two hundred years after our independence, the ideas of “a Nation of Republics” and of “Our America” envisaged by Bolivar and Martí are taking shape.
Thus, our Heads of State and Government decided that, and I quote, “in accordance with the original mandate of our Liberators, CELAC must move forward in the process of political, economic…
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