Namibia urges Washington to remove Cuba from terrorism list-Xinhua

Namibia urges Washington to remove Cuba from terrorism list

Source: Xinhua| 2024-05-23 00:41:30|Editor: huaxia

WINDHOEK, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Namibia on Wednesday urged the United States to remove Cuba from its State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST) list.

This call followed the recent decision by the U.S. Department of State to remove Cuba from the list of countries not cooperating fully against terrorism.

In a statement on Wednesday, Penda Naanda, executive director of the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia, expressed concern over the continued inclusion of Cuba on the SST list, describing it as unjustified.

According to Naanda, the placement of Cuba on the SST list has led to significant negative effects on the Cuban economy and its people, including exclusion from international aid and trade.

"The Cuban people continue to suffer from the exclusion of international aid and trade, owing to the country's continuous status quo on the SST list," he said, stressing that the continued listing of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism does not reflect the current reality.

He highlighted the hardships faced by the Cuban people due to this designation and called on the U.S. government to reconsider and remove Cuba from the SST list.

Cuba was added to the SST list by Washington in 1982.