MINREX: It is contradictory for the EU to stimulate dialogue in Venezuela and impose sanctions.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Rogelio Sierra, expressed Cuba's rejection of the measures imposed by the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union (EU) on Venezuela.
The Cuban official said that "the EU's approach to the Bolivarian country is contradictory, since the block of the old continent declares that" the only way to deal with the situation in Venezuela is through constructive dialogue "and then adopt measures against that nation.
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;