New York, November 30, 2018. Cuba participated today in the General Debate on agenda Item 39 of the UN General Assembly, devoted to the Question of Palestine, where it expressed its deep concern about the situation in the Middle East region, buffeted by violence, interference in internal affairs, external aggression and long-term conflicts, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Today, the United Nations is the venue for the Regional Interactive Dialogue of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on the priorities of the region with a view to holding the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, to be presided over by Cuba. At the same time, Cuba is the President Pro Tempore of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) for the biennium 2018-2020.
New York, 29 November 2018. Today, Cuba presided over the Regional Interactive Dialogue of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on the priorities of the region with a view to holding the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, held at the premises of the global organization.
During the past few months, the US State Department has been concocting a new pretext to affect bilateral diplomatic relations, associated to the granting of the diplomatic and official visas required by the staff of the respective embassies in Washington and Havana to perform their duties. The maneuver consists in claiming that Cuba is hindering the granting of visas for designated officials at the US embassy in Cuba, which allegedly hinders the work of that diplomatic mission.