The statement, released by the Association president Carlos Moncada, exposes the full identification with the principles of sovereignty and independence raised in the revolutionary struggle since the time of mambises (Cuban fighters against Spanish colonialism in the 20th century) to the present.
‘We join the majority of our brothers around the agreements and measures approved in the historic 8th Congress of the PCC, aware that they will be a guide for action’ in order to find a solution to ‘our internal problems with our own efforts,’ the text underlines.
The ACCRA also reiterated its demand to the United States Government to lift the economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba, in force for more than 50 years.
The blockade, the Association’s document stated, is illegal and unfair against Cuba and its extraterritorial implementation harms third countries, ‘preventing our country from normal commercial, economic and financial relations’ with the international community.
The Association congratulated President Miguel Diaz-Canel for his election as First Secretary of the PCC, as well as the others leaders elected to be members of the Political Bureau and the party’s Secretariat.