Diaz-Canel warned in his address to the participants of the event that Cuba is not the country most affected by the crisis that affects the planet thanks to a social justice system that puts the human being at the center of its policies.
“But we are, without a doubt, the most punished,” Diaz-Canel said.
“No developing nation is burdened, like us, by the conditions imposed by an economic blockade of more than 60 years, reinforced and intensified with 243 measures applied by the Donald Trump administration and maintained by the current United States government,” he said.
The Cuban head of state stressed that the negative effects of these measures are more evident and devastating in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He pointed out that the blockade constitutes the clearest and most massive violation of the human rights of an entire people and the main obstacle to the economic and social development of Cuba and, therefore, to the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.