Today took place the virtual signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Cuban Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the United Arab Emirates . This instrument will contribute to expand cooperation in the economic, commercial, industrial, scientific, technological, medical, and services field, etc.; as well as to strengthen the ties between the business community of both countries.
We reiterate our concerns over non-compliance and unilateral attempts to modify the Peace Agreements signed with FARC-EP, as well as the increasing number of murders and massacres of ex guerrilla members, social leaders and human rights defenders in Colombia. Cuba has been patient and prudent. We expect that, at some point, the will for peace; the legitimate interests and free determination of the Colombian people as well as good sense and reason shall prevail.
The Cuban Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, HE Roberto Blanco Domínguez held a meeting with HE Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, and HE Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade. During the meeting, both parties reviewed cooperation projects and the possibilities of increasing them in various sectors.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned in firm and absolute terms the qualification of Cuba as a country sponsor of terrorism by the government of the United States and the inclusion of our country in a list of the State Department. We insist that it is a calumny, an insult against Cuba and that the Secretary of State deliberately lies when describing Cuba as a country sponsor of terrorism.