Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla holds an online meeting with religious representatives in New York

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla holds an online meeting with religious representatives in New York

Washington DC; 25 September 2021.- During his visit to New York to attend the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, held a friendly exchange online with representatives of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA.

The Council has a long-standing and genuine relationship of friendship with the National Council of Churches of Cuba, stated the Foreign Minister.

During the virtual exchange, they discussed the current Cuban reality, the response to COVID-19 and the immunization process that is being carried out with Cuban vaccines, as well as the obstacles caused by the #Blockade during the fight against the pandemic.

At the meeting, which was attended by members of the abovementioned and other religious organizations, they recognized the obstacles posed by the current US policy towards Cuba by limiting travel and exchange between the two countries.

On the other hand, Jim Winkler ratified the will to continue strengthening the bonds of friendship and religious ties that unite both nations. In addition, he condemned the #Blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for over six decades.

Winkler also referred to the letters forwarded to the Biden administration, in which several churches have expressed their request for the elimination of sanctions against the Caribbean island, the lifting of the #Blockade and the improvement of bilateral relations based on mutual respect.

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, composed of 38 churches of different religious denominations, expressed its position against this cruel and inhumane policy more than 50 years ago in the first public statement in 1968.

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