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Statement by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States

CELACThe Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Reiterating its commitment to multilateralism and to the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and International Law, including sovereign equality and territorial integrity of States, Reaffirming the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, adopted at its Second Summit in Havana on January 29, 2014.

Aware of the existence, for more than a century, of the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo, territory of the Republic of Cuba. Acting in the light of the process towards the normalization of relations between the Republic of Cuba and the United States of América, which is an element that contributes to the stability of Latin America and the Caribbean, Considers that the return to the Republic of Cuba of the territory occupied by the US Naval Base in Guantanamo, should be a relevant element of that process, through a bilateral dialogue in conformity with International Law.

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