"We come to bring a message of peace."
Mon, 09/24/2018 - 01:32
Statements by President Miguel Díaz-Canel to the Cuban press that covers the 73rd session of the United Nations.
The President traveled directly to the Permanent Mission of Cuba in this city, in Manhattan, and was emphatic in stating: "We come to bring a message of peace."
He acknowledged that when he arrived in this city, "a lot of things happen to him, and there are all the memories that since childhood, and later in life, we had with the presence of Fidel in the United Nations and later, of Raúl. Therefore I believe that here too there is a mixture of emotions and one also thinking about the task that we have to fulfill in this Assembly ".
He added that he is "denouncing the aberrant policy of the blockade, a policy that has already failed, that will continue to fail and that is the longest lasting blockade in the history of mankind, which has condemned generations born before and after the Revolution. "
"With all our strength, we are going to ratify that denunciation at a time when there is a setback in relations with the United States government, where there is an administration that has returned to the discourse of the Cold War, which has revitalized the Monroe Doctrine ... It is an administration with which it is difficult to advance in a relationship between equals. We also seek a civilized relationship despite ideological differences. And we also come to bring the message of Cuba, of peace, of solidarity, the desires and aspirations of building a better world, and we as a small country to contribute our modest effort in that construction of a world that we are sure is possible. " (Cubaminrex in collaboration with the Cuban press that covers this event)