Havana, June 16, 2020 Year 62 of the Revolution
To friends and solidarity organizations with Cuba in the world:
The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) while reiterating its solidarity with all those who suffer and resist the scourge of the new coronavirus, expresses its deepest gratitude to the Solidarity Movement with Cuba and to all the friends who have supported our people in the difficult situation faced by humanity due to the COVID-19 incidence.
Cuba is developing a foothold in Asia with its biotechnology. COVID-19 is likely to expand that cooperation still further.
April 24th, 2020. In stark contrast to the medical nationalism of the United States and some other Western countries, a small Caribbean nation has emerged as a beacon of international solidarity in the global war against the coronavirus. Cuba has set an improbable record, sending medical teams to 19 countries in less than two weeks.
The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples since its creation, on December 30, 1960 by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, has been the confirmation of the innovative ideas and the solidarity essence of the Cuban Revolution.
During all these years we have developed our solidarity work, despite the permanent economic, commercial and financial blockade, and the increasing imperial hostility; today accentuated with the revitalization of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, the sanctions imposition and coercive measures on countries trying to trade with Cuba.
The José Martí Project of International Solidarity, sponsored by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science, and Culture (UNESCO) was approved by the 32nd General Conference of that organization in 2003 and since then has had the accompaniment of the Social and Human Sciences of that organization.