The Cuban government has asked the 21 other countries that make up the community to join in rejecting the embargo on the island by participating in the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit this Thursday. Although the Havana delegation has already participated in a meeting on regional cooperation, Miguel Díaz-Canel confirmed his attendance at the meeting in Santo Domingo on Friday and Saturday. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez has spoken about relations with the United States, calling for “facilitating financial and technology transfers for developing countries and equal access to resources that will reverse huge disparities.”
“We hope that this meeting in the sister Dominican Republic will demonstrate our firm rejection of the arbitrary and unilateral classification of our country as a supporter of terrorism by the United States, and we count on the traditional and valuable support of Ibero-America at the summit. The claim to a just end to the criminal and illegal blockade imposed against the Cuban people, the pandemic “Intensified to an unprecedented level,” Rodriguez said in a video broadcast via social networks.
Condemnation of the trade embargo against Cuba is a routine statement by Havana in international forums. A majority of the United Nations has expressed this rejection on several occasions and the European Union usually joins this type of resolution. John F. The fight to lift the embargo, established by Kennedy in 1962, has now reached the Dominican Republic, where countries plan to define strictly apolitical agreements on financial infrastructure, climate change, food security and digital inclusion.
Despite the deep ideological differences between the different governments of Latin America, the Cuban authorities’ claim has always been well received in the region. One of its main supporters, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, however, did not travel to Santo Domingo to participate in the summit. Another Colombian, Gustavo Pedro, has also condemned the inclusion of Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, which was updated by Washington in late February. After Venezuela and Mexico, the island will be the headquarters for the next round of peace talks between the administration and the National Liberation Army (ELN). Earlier on Thursday, Foreign Secretary Anthony Blinken ruled out delisting the country. “Clearly, no,” he replied when asked.
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