During the fraternal meeting, both leaders highlighted the excellent state of bilateral relations and discussed issues of interest in the respective national spheres and about the regional and international situation.
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel ratified the invariable solidarity of Cuba with the Bolivarian and Chavista people, upon receiving last Saturday the Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez Gómez, who presides over a government delegation that is doing a working visit to our country.
In the fraternal meeting, both leaders highlighted the excellent state of bilateral relations and discussed issues of interest in the respective national spheres and about the regional and international situation, on which occasion the Venezuelan Vice President repudiated the recent White House decision to include the Biggest o the Antilles in a unilateral list of states sponsoring terrorism and the tightening of the blockade against the Island.
The visitor was accompanied by Asdrúbal Chávez, president of Petróleos de Venezuela PDVSA, and Adán Chávez Frías, ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Cuba. On the Cuban side, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, Vice Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz and the member of the Party's Political Bureau, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated.
In statements to the press, Rodríguez Gómez addressed the agreement on the creation of a binational observatory to confront unilateral, coercive and illegal measures of the United States and other countries, and made reference to the benefits of the Anti-Blockade Law for the National Development and the Guarantee of Human Rights, approved in Caracas on October 8.
She affirmed that Cuba has fought for decades against this criminal blockade, without any kind of support or respect for International Law, and that Venezuela is experiencing the same impact of that policy. "We can say with certainty what the economic war is about: it seeks to suffocate our countries by all means and prevent any type of foreign currency inflow," she added.