French parliament leader supports Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban doctors
Por Waldo Mendiluza
Paris (Prensa Latina) French Parliamentary leader Andre Chassaigne on Friday joined the call to grant the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuba's Henry Reeve medical brigades that are fighting Covid-19 all over the world, and described them as an example of solidarity.
In an interview with Prensa Latina, the president of the Left-Wing Democratic and Republican Group at the National Assembly, noted that the prize would acknowledge Cuba's internationalist work for many years in the field of health, with its assistance to countries in need, which is happening again now in the current framework of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is not a circumstantial situation, Cuba has sent doctors to many nations and its researchers have contributed very useful products to fight diseases, such as Interferon Alpha 2b and Heberprot-P, the lawmaker from the central department of Puy-de-Dome noted.
Chassaigne, who is also a member of the Communist Party, joined a platform activated in France in late April and made up of more than 100 European and Latin American organizations to request the Nobel Peace Prize to the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Situations of Disasters and Serious Epidemics.
According to Chassaigne, the solidarity from Cuba and its health professionals contrasts with the general trend seen during the Covid-19 pandemic to focus on the national scenario.
Cuba's brigades are an example of solidarity that should prevail in the world today, but in reality, it is not what we have seen, said the parliamentarian, who regretted that selfish practices are taking place within the European Union.
Amid the current pandemic, Cuba has taken the necessary stance based on a planetary and internationalist approach to fight the disease, he warned.
In his statements to Prensa Latina, the lawmaker repeated his condemnation of the US blockade against Cuba and its tightening despite the negative impact of Covid-19.
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