Havana. Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said today that affecting the island’s medical cooperation harms the health of millions of people around the world.
On his Twitter account, the chancellor reported that the upsurge in the politically motivated anti-collaboration campaign means impacting the health services received by tens of millions of people in numerous countries.
Rodriguez further emphasized that the economic, trade and financial blockade of the United States to the Caribbean nation has also increased, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Blocking #Cuba in the midst of the pandemic has been escalated as has the politically motivated campaign vs. Cuban medical cooperation that is intended to affect the health services now received by tens of millions of people around the world#ElBloquelMata#CubaSalvaVidas pic.twitter.com/GEb6gjpxPJ
— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) June 4, 2020
The day after the head of Cuban diplomacy participated in a video conference between chancellors from Germany, Latin America and the Caribbean, to exchange experiences on the confrontation of the new coronavirus.
In this virtual meeting he reaffirmed that these are times of solidarity and of understanding health as a right and not as a commodity, a principle that encourages the greater cooperation of the West Indies in the face of the health emergency.
More than two thousand 300 health professionals make up the brigades fighting SARS CoV-2 in twenty countries, which join the more than 28 thousand already serving in 59 nations.
At the meeting, which involved 28 chancellors from Latin America and the Caribbean, Rodriguez condemned the U.S. fence that hinders and makes access to necessary medicines and equipment more expensive in the fight against Covid-19.
It also confirmed Cuba’s full support for the World Health Organization and its management of the pandemic.