Thank you to all organizers and thanks for having us
In terms of Fidel Castro’s legacy, there is no doubt that his ideas, speeches, works and reflections are the main asset, the cornerstone of the Cuban foreign policy in general, but particularly in terms of our bilateral ties with the United States.
Let´s remember Fidel´s visits to the United States before the Revolution and immediately after, in April 1959. We treasure at the Embassy many pictures of those moments.
Reverend Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, adressed a letter to the Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to express concern that Cuba has been and continues to be listed on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s “Special Watch List”.
Photo: Cuban diplomats Rodney González y Yanet Pumariega
July 7, 2020, the Organizing Committee of the International Conference for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations hosted the webinar “Why there are no George Floyd´s in Cuba”. Panelists agreed that in spite of the remaining challenges, the Cuban Revolution set a new social paradigm, which erased inherited structural racism, adopted laws and public policies to guarantee racial equality, and created a new police force whose main task is to protect life.
Note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba.
The director of Bilateral Issues at the General Division for U.S Affairs, Yuri Gala López, conveyed today to the U.S. chargé d'affaires, the strongest rejection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the letter the aforesaid diplomat sent in collusion with José Daniel Ferrer, a common criminal.
Havana, Jun 11, 2020.-The director general of the United States Department of Cuba's Foreign Ministry, Carlos Fernández, stated that the US attacks on Cuba seem motivated by frustration as a result of Cuba's successes against Covid-19.
The diplomat Tweeted that the urgency of the US State Department and anti-Cuban politicians to impose punishments on Cuba seems motivated by the 'frustrating' fact 'that we are about to control the pandemic'.
Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez affirmed on Tuesday that Cuba's inclusion in a US list for lack of cooperation against terrorism is a deliberate act of distorting the truth.
This is a spurious list, the foreign minister posted on his Twitter account.
Rodriguez then wrote that there is concrete evidence of the bilateral collaboration with the United States in the fight against terrorism and in joint enforcement and law enforcement efforts.
Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states its strong rejection of the slanderous inclusion of Cuba in a US State Department list of countries which are allegedly not cooperating fully with US efforts against terrorism that was made public on May 13, 2020 and that was strongly rejected by President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Bermúdez.
May 12, 2020. Year 62 of the Revolution.
(STENOGRAPHIC VERSION – PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC)
Juan A.Fernández (Moderator).- Good afternoon. From the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, we announce the beginning of the press conference that will be offered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, about the terrorist attack perpetrated against our embassy in the United States on April 30 last.