Antigua and Barbuda’s Foreign Affairs Minister, EP Chet Greene, expressed the country’s unwavering condemnation of violence in the Israel/Hamas conflict.
This stance prompted their support for a Jordanian resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire.
Initially, a Canadian proposal stalled the resolution, but Antigua and Barbuda endorsed it when it reverted to the Jordanian version, emphasizing humanitarian truce.
Minister Greene stressed the need to halt the Gaza carnage, deeming Israel’s force disproportionate.
The country seeks a United Nations-compliant, long-term resolution, advocating for an immediate, sustainable humanitarian truce.
Notably, 119 nations voted in favor, including The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Antigua and Barbuda. Haiti abstained, while 14 nations opposed the resolution. Jamaica’s absence from the vote generated online criticism.
Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister attributed this to ongoing consultations that did not conclude in time.
Minister Greene commended Ambassador Aubrey Webson and Sir Ron Sanders for their roles, with the matter being a significant topic in Caricom meetings.
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