A Cuban delegation of the General Staff of Civil Defense, headed by Colonel Luis Angel Macareño, Vice Chief and Lt. Colonel Gloria Elvia Gely Martínez, head of the Dept. of Prevention and Disaster Reduction, participates as a guest at the 12th edition of the International Exhibition of Internal Security and Civil Defense (Milipol Qatar 2018), at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.
Yesterday afternoon, the United States permanent mission at the UN began circulating eight amendments to the Cuban resolution calling for an end to the blockade, reported Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parilla during a press conference at the ministry in Havana. He reported that the amendments basically address aspects related to the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and the human rights issue, a subject that the U.S. government attempts to use to discredit Cuba – unsuccessfully.
Doha, October 25, 2018. - The Ambassador of Cuba in the State of Qatar, Mr. Eumelio Caballero Rodríguez, held a meeting last Tuesday with Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State of Qatar with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister. The meeting focused on the invitation to Dr. Kuwari to participate in the IV International Conference for the Balance of the World to be held in Havana in January 2019. They also addressed other issues of mutual interest. The meeting was held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere.
Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. government called a press conference to slander Cuba in the UN’s Economic and Social Council hall. As the meeting concluded, a teleSUR correspondent stated, “This is the environment. The meeting is over. The hall almost empty. Very few of those invited by the U.S.”
Why is the United States taking this step?
The United States intends to defend, by any means, its unilateral policy of economic blockade, which is the object of universal condemnation, and violates international law.
The Deputies who are members of the International Relations Commission of the National Assembly of the Peoples Power’,
Remembering that the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba, from the start of its implementation in October of 1960, constitutes the most unfair, severe and prolonged system of unilateral sanctions ever applied on any country,