"Including Cuba on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism is the height of Trump administration's cynicism," Miguel Diaz-Canel denounced.
Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel "firmly and absolutely" rejected the U.S. re-designation of his country as a sponsor of terrorism, a measure that "exposes Washington's double standards in this matter."
"To claim that Cuba sponsors terrorism is Donald Trump administration's height of cynicism. The blockade that it imposes and strengthens against Cuba is in itself State terrorism," Diaz-Canel pointed out.
Despite the problems caused by the strengthened U.S. blockade, Cuba is one of the 35 countries with the lowest mortality rates in the world.
Cuba's Health Ministry (MINSAP) reported an infant mortality rate of 4.9 per 1,000 live births in 2020 despite the pressures put by the COVID-19 pandemic and U.S. sanctions on the health system.
Experiencing a reduction in the under-five years' mortality rate, the Caribbean island also reported its lowest mortality rate due to congenital malformations at 0.7 per 1,000 live births.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez on Thursday endorsed Cuba's commitment to multilateralism within the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
In a message posted on his Twitter account, Rodriguez acknowledged the organization's condemnation of the coercive measures that hamper the effective fight against Covid-19 in Cuba.
He also highlighted the NAM's promotion of international cooperation and solidarity.
Bangkok, January 2, 2021. His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Branch X) and the President of the National Assembly, H.E. Mr. Chuan Leekpai, congratulated the President of the Republic of Cuba, Hon. Mr. Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on the 62nd Anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.
The authorities of the Kingdom reiterated their votes for the well-being and prosperity of the President and the People of Cuba and ratified their wishes to strengthen bilateral relations for the sake of a promising future for our Nations.
On January 1, 1959, the Cuban revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro overthrew the U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista.
The Cuban Revolution marks 62nd years of resistance to the U.S. blockade, which was intensified during President Donald Trump's administration.
On New Year's Eve, President Miguel Diaz-Canel congratulated the people and called for unity, the only possible way for the Revolution to keep moving forward.