This was stated by the specialist of the Directorate of Multilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex) in Havana, Mirthia Brossard, who referred to the support the island received from several heads of state and government who took part in the largest UN event, which just concluded this week.
In the framework of the general debate at the UN, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez had a broad multilateral agenda, met with counterparts from several countries and also with U.S. religious leaders and Cuban residents in the North American nation, he recalled in the television program Mesa Redonda (Round Table).
Cuba arrived at the forum with important achievements, such as its own vaccines against Covid-19 and the international collaboration it is providing to fight the pandemic, Brossard said.
For his part, Diosdado de Jesús Hernández, a specialist from the Directorate of Multilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stressed how the rejection of the U.S. blockade against Cuba was a mobilizing cause in the general debate.
Another frequent topic in the speeches of several dignitaries was the recognition of the cooperation of Cuban health professionals, in spite of the difficulties caused by the U.S. blockade and sanctions, he explained.
Likewise, he explained, the high-level debate at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly rejected the extraterritorial nature of the blockade and how that policy harms the sovereignty of other nations.
‘We saw, during the general debate a very united Caribbean which stood together, committed with the Cuban cause’ said Hernández. High dignitaries from Barbados, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bahamas, Grenada, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Guyana and Belize called for an end to the blockade.