On Twitter, the president wrote that “sharing with representatives of the US people like those who visit us reaffirms our conviction that a relationship of mutual respect and fluid exchange would be very beneficial for both nations.”
He warned that such relations are hindered and delayed by the economic, commercial and financial blockade that successive US administrations have maintained for more than six decades.
Díaz-Canel referred to the meetings held on Wednesday with participants in the 3rd Cuba-US Agricultural Business Conference, and with members of Operation Walk, an organization founded in 1996 to perform hip and knee surgeries, which has benefited more than 800 Cubans in these years.
Regarding the first of these meetings, the president tweeted on Thursday that Cuba “ratifies its political, economic and commercial will to continue expanding trade with US agricultural producers.”
Regarding the work of the US doctors, he wrote, “All the gratitude from the Cuban people to Operation Walk,” and recalled that these specialists have been coming to Cuba for 25 years to perform complex surgeries free of charge.