Cuba to UNESCO

Statement by H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the General Debate of the Seventy Fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly. New York, September 28, 2019.

(Stenographic Version – Council of State)

Mr. President;

Mr. Secretary-General;

Heads of State and Government;

Distinguished delegates;

I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas for the loss of lives and the terrible destruction caused by hurricane Dorian. I call upon the international community to mobilize resources in order to provide assistance to that country.

Remarks by Carlos Fernández de Cossío, director general of United States affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, on the Helms-Burton Act.

Law Helms-Burton has no impact whatsoever, practical impact in Cuba. It’s a US Law with no jurisdiction whatsoever in Cuba and cannot be applied in any sovereign country that respects its sovereignty. Its jurisdiction is limited to the United States. In addition to that, Cuba passed a law in 1996 that defined that Helms-Burton was null and void of any meaning or impact in our country so in practical terms it has no effect whatsoever in Cuba.

Declaration by the Revolutionary Government: Cuba condemns new Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba expresses its most energetic condemnation of the criminal repression by the Israeli army against the defenseless Palestinian population of the Gaza Strip, resulting in the deaths of at least 52 persons and leaving over 2400 wounded. This occurrence constitutes yet another serious and flagrant violation of the UN Charter and International Humanitarian Law and it is a new violation against the Palestinian people.

 

Declaration by the Revolutionary Government: Cuba condemns new Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba expresses its most energetic condemnation of the criminal repression by the Israeli army against the defenseless Palestinian population of the Gaza Strip, resulting in the deaths of at least 52 persons and leaving over 2400 wounded. This occurrence constitutes yet another serious and flagrant violation of the UN Charter and International Humanitarian Law and it is a new violation against the Palestinian people.

 

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