New York, 2 June 2020. Cuba participated today in the Webinar on “The Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures (UCMs) on the Global Fight Against the COVID-19: Upholding the UN Charter, Promoting International Cooperation and Ensuring No One is Left Behind in Times of Pandemic”. The event was chaired by María Fernanda Espinosa, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador and President of the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations; and it was sponsored by the permanent missions of Belarus, China, Iran, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and Cuba.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states its strong rejection of the slanderous inclusion of Cuba in a US State Department list of countries which are allegedly not cooperating fully with US efforts against terrorism that was made public on May 13, 2020 and that was strongly rejected by President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Bermúdez.
Letter from Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d’ Affaires at the Cuban Permanent Mission to UN, addressed to H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74 General Assembly of the United Nations
H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
President of the General Assembly
Havana, May 29, 2020. Cuba’s accomplishments in the COVID-19 battle do not appear in major media headlines these days. Once again, silence reigns as we defeat the virus, blow by blow, sparing no effort or resource, despite the ironclad U.S. blockade that persists, damages, limits and makes everything more expensive. Amidst this relentless struggle for our people, we also share with those in need beyond our borders.