Cuba joined today as a State member of the Convention on Clusters Munitions, after acceding the international standard adopted in 2008.
The head of the Office to the Treaty Section of the United Nations, Santiago Villalpando, and the permanent representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Rodolfo Reyes, attended the ceremony. The latter came accompanied by deputy ambassador, Ana Silvia Rodriguez and the official on legal issues, Tanieris Diéguez.
Reyes recalled the importance of the Convention on the effort of the international community to end the use of this kind of munitions, which caused devastating damages to the civil population and environment in places in conflict.
As a result of the joining, the diplomat ratified the island’s commitment with the general and complete disarmament, included the elimination of nuclear weapons.