Santos: “it would be unacceptable if forthcoming Summit of the Americas had an absent Cuba”
April 14, 2012
The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, opened the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena and called for the return of Cuba to the organization. He spoke of the issues to be discussed and stressed the “interdependence” that develops the continent lately.
“The isolation, indifference have already demonstrated their ineffectiveness. In today’s world is not justified that anachronism. As a next summit would be unacceptable with a Haiti frustrated, so would an absent Cuba,” said Santos to the American Presidents .
“We can not be indifferent to a process of change in Cuba. That change must continue. Must achieve minimum consensus for these changes come to fruition for the good of his people,” he continued.
The Summit outcome document failed because the company took several States when the U.S. vetoed an article calling for the return of Cuba to the OAS.