At the meeting, which was part of the 51st session of the organization, Cuba’s permanent representative ratified his country’s support for President Nicolás Maduro, the Bolivarian Government, and the Venezuelan people in the face of the imposition of a special procedure on them, a mechanism he described as aggression.
According to Quintanilla, this is another failed attempt at hindering the technical assistance and cooperation relations, sovereignly promoted by Caracas with the Office of the High Commissioner.
It was also at the time an attempt to legitimize a coup d’état in Venezuela, but we all know how that ridiculous attempt ended, he stressed.
During the interactive dialogue on the human rights situation in Venezuela, Quintanilla expressed Cuba’s gratitude to Venezuela for its solidarity and cooperation, which he highlighted as an example of South-South collaboration and complementarity among developing nations.
He also denounced and strongly condemned the imposition of unilateral coercive measures on Caracas, actions that violate International Law and the UN Charter.
We demand respect for the self-determination and sovereignty of the Venezuelan people, noted Quintanilla, who insisted on Cuba’s demand for an end to politicization, selectivity and double standards in the treatment of human rights at the Human Rights Council.