Cuba points out as insufficient the inclusion in the preparation of the CELAC-EU Summit
Norma Goicochea, Cuba's ambassador in Belgium, said on Sunday that the preparatory process for the Second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) "has not been as inclusive as we believe it should be.”
The call for a summit must be open, non-selective, so that all organizations, citizens and organizations interested in this process can participate, the ambassador said during an interview with Prensa Latina news agency (PL).
Cuba recognizes the importance of listening to the civil society, of different entities, the business community, the academic sector, but we believe that the call has to be an inclusive process, Goicochea told PL.
It should not happen that some to decide who the people who should be involved are because it somehow infringes the legitimacy of the process, she added.
The Summit of CELAC and the EU, to be held on June 10 and 11, is "a reflection of the political dynamics that we have right now globally, the bi-regional relationship and the Latin American region itself."