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Antigua and Barbuda among others to approve OAS Resolution

A resolution has been approved by the permanent council of the Organization of American States (OAS) led by both Antigua and Barbuda and Guatemala calling for the immediate withdrawal of Russia’s military from Ukraine amid the ongoing war in Europe that began on February 24.

Among the 28 countries which voted in favour of the resolution was the United States, while five OAS member countries abstained from the voting exercise.

Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the OAS, Sir Ron Sanders, in explaining why the twin-island State needed to co-sponsor the resolution said, “We cannot sit on the sidelines while a country uses force and aggression to seize another territory.

If we can stand aside from that and believe that is something that does not affect us, it will catch up with us soon enough.”

Ambassador Sanders also highlighted the adverse effects the war has had on Antigua and Barbuda to further illustrate why action was taken through leading such a resolution.

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