Guyana sends message of condolence to Cuba following tragic airline accident

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Government and people of Guyana are most distraught by the tragic Cuban airline accident claiming the lives of over 100 passengers and crew members on Friday, May 18.

All Guyanese share the loss and grief of the Cuban people and relatives of the victims who perished in this tragedy.

We extend deep condolences to the Government and people of Cuba as they observe two days of official mourning in our sister Caribbean state.

Guyana and Cuba have, over the years, shared a strong and unbreakable bond of friendship, brotherhood and solidarity. In recent years, our people have been forging ever closer ties through education, diplomacy, medicine and trade.

Even as this loss affects us deeply, we are confident that the Cuban people and nation will rise and recover from this unspeakably devastating accident. Such has been the demonstrable fortitude of Cuba and Cubans for decades.



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