Cuban Foreign Minister meets with U.S. legislators
+Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, met with a dozen U.S. Senators and members of Congress to discuss the current state of bilateral relations between the two nations, and recent setbacks in this regard, reported Cubaminrex, November 3.
We will persevere, with the consensus of our people and especially the patriotic commitment of the youngest Cubans.
Full text of speech by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, on the “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba,” in United Nations headquarters, New York, November 1, 2017
(Council of State transcript / GI translation)
Your Excellencies permanent representatives;
Cuba announces new migratory regulations
As part of the continuous, irreversible process of updating the country’s migratory policies, the Cuban government has approved the following measures, which will take effect January 1, 2018:
• Eliminate the “Habilitación” (authorization) of passports previously required of Cuban émigrés traveling to the country
Alleged sonic attacks
This past February 17, the State Department and the U.S. embassy in Havana, reported, for the first time, to Cuba’s Foreign Ministry and diplomatic mission in Washington, the alleged occurrence of sonic attacks between November of 2016 and February, 2017.
According to statements by U.S. authorities, these incidents were produced by long-range sonic devices, which affected the health of diplomatic personnel and their family members.
Cuba will never accept any preconditions or impositions
Statement by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs Of the Republic of Cuba, at the Seventy Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly. New York, September 22, 2017.
Mr. Secretary General;
Allow me to reiterate to you Cuba’s support to your work at the helm of the United Nations and as a guarantor and advocate of international peace.
Heads of State and Government;