If the United States insists on not inviting Cuba to the Summit, the Caribbean nations might not attend this event despite the fact that it will be a scenario to bring the region’s positions closer to Washington, Sanders pointed out.
The ambassador participated in a webinar, in which several panelists will examine the US Caribbean policy during the first year of the Biden Administration, focusing on the notable issues that require attention and the opportunity to discuss these issues at the Summit of the Americas in June 2022.
He stressed that if (Juan) Guaidó continues to be recognized, several Caribbean states will not attend. The Summit of the Americas is not a meeting of the United States, so it cannot decide who is invited and who is not, he said.
This is not a meeting of the United States government; it is a summit of all the heads of State of the Western Hemisphere, he pointed out.
This week, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel supported the denunciation of the possible exclusion of the island from the Summit of the Americas, slated for June in the United States.
On Twitter, the president highlighted the statements by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, who referred to the pressure from Washington on a number of countries in the region that oppose that decision.