The need to renew relations between the people of Cuba and the United States is apparent, especially in an age when contacts between our country and communist countries are improving in spite of fundamental differences in government philosophy and policy. In 1968, the General Board of the NCC declared: The United States should take far more active and imaginative steps to create conditions for cooperation between the United States and the communist countries of Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and Cuba, [including] recognition of the government of Cuba .elimination of restrictions on exports of non-military, non-strategic goods . (from Policy Statement cited above). With the change in U.S. attitudes toward the Peoples Republic of China and the USSR, the continuance of our hostility toward Cuba becomes even more questionable. We therefore urge the Congress and the President to reverse the policy of the last decade and to work for friendship trade and mutual assistance with Cuba.
(Based on Policy Statement Imperatives of Peace and Responsibilities of Power February 21, 1968.)
The NCC and Cuba