U.S., Cuba reopen embassies – signal historic milestone in removing barriers – says President of Guyana Cuba Solidarity Movement

Source:  Guyana Chronicle Online
July 22 2015

haleem khan 3THE resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States has signaled a historic milestone in the official thaw that President Barack Obama set in motion last year as the United States reopened its six-story embassy in Havana on Monday, and Cuba raised a flag outside its own stately embassy in Washington, according to President of the Guyana Cuba Solidarity Movement (GCSM), Haleem Khan.Underscoring the culmination of months of negotiations to overcome decades of enmity, Khan said Cuba is still rallying against the United States’ travel restrictions, trade embargo and presence at the military base at Guantánamo Bay.

The GCSM President noted that even with continuing friction, the reopening of embassies in each other’s capitals provided the most concrete symbols yet of what has been achieved after more than two years of negotiations between governments that had long shunned each other.

Cuba will reopen its embassy in Washington after 54 years. | Photo: Reuters

The opening of the embassies is but one-step in the process of strengthening the relationship between the two countries, the White House has maintained. The U.S. removed Cuba from the State Department’s state sponsors of terror list in May, and President Obama personally met with Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas, which was the first in-person meeting of American and Cuban leaders since the diplomatic ties were severed.

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Guyana Solidarity President meets with ICAP in Cuba

The President of the Guyana Cuba Solidarity Movement, GCSM, Haleem Khan, recently visited Cuba where discussions were held with Kenia Serrano, President of ICAP (Cuban Haleem with ICAP President Kenia 5Institute of Friendship with the Peoples The ICAP President used the opportunity to update Mr. Khan on the situation in Cuba generally while the GCSM President shared with her the plans developed by his solidarity organization for the coming year 2014.

Mr. Khan reiterated his organization’s condemnation of both the unjust imprisonment of the Five Cuban Heroes and the inhumane, unilaterally imposed US blockade of Cuba.

The Guyanese solidarity president’s stay was not limited to meetings as he also found time to participate in the posting of stickers in the streets of Havana calling for the release of the anti-terrorist Cuban fighters

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Source:  Guyana Cuba Solidarity Movement

Guyana Cuba Solidarity movement reiterates call for release of the Cuban Five

Source:  KNews

September 8, 2013 | By KNews | 

President and Founder of Guyana Solidarity movement with Cuba, Halim Khan, joined calls with the International Committees for the release of the Five Cuban Anti-terrorist fighters convicted in the United States.

September 12, will mark the 15th anniversary of the detention of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino Salazar, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez Llort, and Rene Gonzalez Schewerert.

The Cuban FiveIt is expected that “not only in the United States but also throughout the world, people carry yellow ribbons in marches, sit-ins, events, and vigils in front of the White House and the Washington embassies in those countries, as the families of the Five and all the Cuban people will use.

They are waiting for the return of their children to homeland,” the Committee said in a statement Friday last.

“There has been 15 years of unjust imprisonment, 15 years of revenge for the crime of being honorable and defending the right to life of their people, 15 years that are a disgrace for the most basic principle of justice, 15 years of perverse manipulation, of violations to them and their families,” the text stated.

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