CARICOM member extols Cuban anti covid-19 assistance
Bridgetown, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Ambassador of Barbados to the Caribbean Community (Caricom), David Commissiong, called on Sunday for a collective response against the United States' attempt to punish countries that accept Cuba's medical assistance.
A bill to that effect submitted by U.S. legislators constitutes a great slander and a violation of the international law, the diplomat said in statements to the Barbados Today newspaper.
This proposal gives the U.S. government powers to which it is not entitled, he said, urging Caricom member States to take on a collective response against such hostility.
Commissiong described as beautiful the humanitarian program through which Cuba provides critical medical services to those suffering from Covid-19 around the world.
It also considered that Cuban health professionals play a decisive role in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
In this regard, he highlighted the work carried out by the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade in the fight against that disease in Italy and other countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, and recalled the confrontation with Ebola in Western Africa.
The diplomat considered unforgivable that for narrow partisan political reasons attempts are made to slander and discredit these professionals by suggesting that they are victims of human trafficking.
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