Key remarks by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the State Council and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, at the ALBA Summit, Venezuela, March 5, 2017
Comrade Nicolas Maduro Moros, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,
Esteemed Heads of State and Government of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America,
Esteemed Heads of delegations and guests,
Dear people of Venezuela,
Nigeria, February 23, 2017. On February 21 and 22, Cuban Ambassador Carlos Trejo Sosa visited to the State of Abia, located in southeastern Nigeria, at the invitation of his Governor.
The Ambassador held a meeting with Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, State Governor and several members of his cabinet, including the Minister of Health of the territory. The meeting took place in a friendly atmosphere of mutual respect, in accordance with the existing ties between the two countries.
On the last day of the African Union Summit, held in Ethiopia, Heads of State and Government of the continental organization reaffirmed their unanimous rejection of the genocidal policy against Cuba.
On January 31, the 28th African Union (AU) Summit, held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Abeba, approved a resolution demanding an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for more than half a century.
1. Reiterating its commitment to multilateralism and to the principles enshrined in The Charter of the United Nations and International Law, including sovereign equality and territorial integrity of States;
2. Reaffirming the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, adopted at its Second Summit in Havana on January 29th, 2014;
3. Reaffirming the Special Declaration on the return to the Republic of Cuba of the territory occupied by the United States Naval Base in Guantánamo, approved in the 4th CELAC Summit, on January 27th, 2016;