The Namibian government has welcomed the removal of Cuba from the list of countries not fully cooperating against terrorism by the United States Department of State.

The Executive Director at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation says Namibia has taken note with concern of the continued placement of Cuba on the State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST) list.

Penda Naanda emphasised in a media statement that the placement of Cuba on the SST list is unjustified and has led to continued negative effects on the Cuban people, emanating from the unjust placement of Cuba on the list.

He notes that the Cuban people continue to suffer exclusion from international aid and trade.

Namibia also acknowledges the efforts of the US government and other governments in combating terrorism in the region and worldwide.

Naanda reiterates Namibia's calls on the US government to remove the unilateral placement of Cuba on the SST list, "as it does not reflect the truth."



Pearl Coetzee