SRI LANKA, December 12, 2019. - The Ambassador of Cuba, Juana Elena Ramos Rodríguez, called on the new Foreign Minister of the Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena.
During the meeting, held today at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, both parties highlighted the historical relations of friendship and cooperation between Cuba and Sri Lanka, as well as exchanged on various issues of bilateral interest.
Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba
As was stated in the Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba on August 29, 2019, the government of the United States has deployed, as from last year, an intensive and defamatory campaign against the medical cooperation offered by Cuba, which adds to the threats of sanctions against Cuban leaders and pressures exerted on recipient States to make them dispense with said cooperation.
The most recent events in the region confirm that the government of the United States and the reactionary oligarchies as the main responsibles for the dangerous convulsion and political and social instability of Latin America and the Caribbean.
As anticipated on January 1, 2019, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz:
The government of the Republic of Ecuador informed the decision to terminate and not renew the six agreements signed with the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba.
The Cuban medical cooperation in Ecuador began in 1992. In June 2006 the cooperation agreement was signed for the start of the “Operation Miracle”, with the participation of 153 employees. Through this program 168 thousand 543 surgical interventions were carried out, including 4 thousand 609 cataracts and 118 thousand 575 pterygium.