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Cuba advocates solidarity to fight Covid-19 pandemic

Cuba advocates solidarity to fight Covid-19 pandemic

Geneva, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's permanent representative at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Juan Antonio Quintanilla, called for solidarity and international cooperation on Monday to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
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In his speech at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, the diplomat highlighted the importance of an inclusive and democratic multilateral approach to solve the health crisis generated by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the multiple problems related to the disease.

Without international cooperation, it will not be possible to overcome the pandemic, said the diplomat, who added that Cuba is willing to provide its support and share experiences with other nations.

Moved by its vocation of solidarity, Cuba offers its help to dozens of countries in need through the Henry Reeve Medical Contingent, which has just turned 16, he said.

Quintanilla noted that Cuba has developed three vaccines against Covid-19 (Abdala, Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus) and two vaccine candidates in different phases of clinical trials (Soberana 01 and Mambisa).

It is an indisputable achievement by Cuba, Latin America and the Caribbean. We reiterate our wishes to reach supply and production agreements with the States concerned, he said.

Quintanilla pointed out that, in this way, Cuba intends to contribute to the objective of achieving prompt immunization in Latin America and other regions of the world.


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