December 13, 2008

Portugal Offer on Guantanamo

The Portuguese Foreign Minister, Luis Amado, has urged the EU to take in detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, in an effort to help close the detention center.

In his letter to the EU, Amado wrote:

"As a matter of principle and coherence, we should send a clear signal of our willingness to help the US government in that regard, namely through the resettlement of detainees."

Around 255 men remain at Guantanamo, the controversial prison incoming US President Barack Obama has promised to close.

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