En los últimos días han regresado a nuestro país 23 cubanos que quedaron varados en Emiratos Árabes Unidos, a causa de la pandemia de Covid-19.
El primer grupo estuvo constituido por 11 tripulantes de los cruceros MSC Bellissima y MSC Lirica, atracados en Port Rashid, Dubai, quienes viajaron a Frankfurt para abordar vuelo de repatriación hacia La Habana. El segundo grupo, compuesto por 12 connacionales, fue trasladado a la Patria desde Abu Dhabi en el primer vuelo a nuestro país operado por la aerolínea emirati Etihad Airways.
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.
It is a unilateral and arbitrary listing without any base, authority or international support whatsoever which, as it is known, only aids to the intentions to defame and pressure countries refusing to bend to the will of the US government in their sovereign decisions.
The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba approximately 60 years ago constitutes the main obstacle to the development of the country and to the full enjoyment of all the human rights of the Cuban people. The laws and regulation sustaining the blockade policy and kept in force and they are applied with strict rigor by US government agencies including the Department of the Treasury and Commerce and in particular the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Currently, while the Cuban medical collaboration actively participates in solidarity around the world to help combat Covid-19, the insane blockade that the United States imposes on our country is increasingly intensifying.
The United States government has the responsibility to protect and guarantee the security of our Embassy and the Cuban personnel who work there. We express our firm solidarity with the collective of the Cuban state mission in Washington, aware that they will know how to defend our dignity at any cost. We demand that the government of the United States clarify this aggression and take the appropriate measures so that events of this type do not occur again.
Collective of EmbaCuba United Arab Emirates