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General secretary of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, considered that lifting US sanctions against Cuba and evacuate the US military base at Guantanamo (in Cuba) are among the issues that need to be resolved for normalization of relations between Havana and Washington.

"Recently two governments took a historic step to begin talks to restore diplomatic relations, but do not forget the big issues to resolve: the embargo and the Guantanamo base," explained Sunday Samper the Catalan newspaper Gara.

On the role of the organism in this matter, he has described as "limited", however, welcomed the reintegration of Cuba to the unity of American nations. "It's a prodigal son who returns home. The difference is that here the child did not leave, but took him out, "said the also president of Colombia.

When asked about the second term of Democrat Barack Obama, has said that its current management forecasts are marked by skepticism referring to the Republican majority in Congress.

At the end of his remarks he referred to the peace process in Colombia expressing optimism for talks that keeps the government in Havana, Cuba's capital, with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

In this context, it has been desired implementation of agreements reached through the involvement over Unasur in the case.

Since November 2012, authorities in Bogotá and militants advance peace talks to end 50 years of armed conflict according to figures has left more than 220,000 dead, mostly civilians, and about 5.3 million forcibly.

Source: CubaDebate

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