On Monday, the foreign minister participated at the United Nations headquarters in New York in a meeting of foreign ministers of the member countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).
On his Twitter account, he noted that participants discussed issues of common interest, and repeated Cuba’s commitment to continuing contributing to strengthening CELAC and the ACS, mechanisms with a valuable contribution to genuine regional integration.
The head of Cuban diplomacy pointed out that the international community must provide more assistance and cooperation to Haiti to contribute to its recovery, stability, and development, in an atmosphere of peace, according to the essential needs of that country and fully respecting its sovereignty and the principle of non-interference in its internal affairs.
The Cuban foreign minister stressed that Latin America and the Caribbean have much to show to the world, and in this regard, he recalled the importance of the proclamation of the region as a Zone of Peace, approved during the second CELAC Summit in Havana in February 2010.
Rodriguez Parrilla arrived in New York on Saturday, heading the Cuban delegation that will participate in the high-level segment of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, which will open on Tuesday.