Cuba calls for peace and rejects interference in the internal affairs of nations and the application of unilateral coercive measures

New York, 22 September 2020. The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, etched the pacifist nature of Cuba by referring to the country´s position on several conflicts and topics in the international order, during his speech at the General Debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Caribbean dignitary expressed Cuba´s support to the search for a peaceful and negotiated solution to the situation imposed on Syria, without external interference and with full respect for its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Then he demanded a just solution to the Middle East conflict, based on the effective exercise of the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to build its own State within the pre-1967 borders with its capital in East Jerusalem; while he rejected Israel´s attempts to annex new territories to the West Bank.

The Cuban President stated his solidarity with the Islamic Republic of Iran against the aggressive escalation of the United States and reaffirmed the unwavering support of Cuba to the Saharan people.

Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, who in several parts of his virtual speech at UNGA 75, referred to the illegal unilateral coercive measures, strongly condemned the unilateral and unjust sanctions imposed on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Likewise, he took a stand against interference in the internal affairs of the People´s Republic of China, while opposing to any attempt to undermine its territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Other passages of his remarks focused on ratifying the rejection to the intention to expand NATO´s presence to the borders of Russia and the imposition of unilateral and unjust sanctions on that nation; as well as to the foreign interference in the internal affairs of Belarus, to which he reiterated his solidarity to the legitimate president of that country, Aleksandr Lukashenko and the brotherly Belarusian people.

Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations

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