On the X platform, Díaz-Canel stressed that “the countries of the world must settle the historical debt with Palestine by demanding peace.”
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez also expressed the “support and unwavering solidarity” of the Cuban people.
In his message on the same social media, Rodríguez demanded a ceasefire and the end of the genocide committed by Israel and noted that the world community cannot remain impassive in the face of disregard for international law.
Cuba has maintained its historic position of support for the Palestinian cause and defends a comprehensive, just, and lasting solution to the conflict based on the creation of two States.
Since the beginning of Israel’s aggression against the Gazan population on October 7, Cuba’s authorities, institutions, civil society organizations, and the population have expressed their rejection to the violence that has killed more than 15,000 Palestinians, including 6,000 children.
The Cuban president and other senior authorities recently led a march in the Cuban capital in solidarity with Palestine, which was organized by the Cuban Young Communist League (UJC) to demand an end to those attacks.
They also demanded a lasting solution to the conflict that would allow the Palestinian people to exercise their right to self-determination and have an independent and sovereign State within the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is celebrated on November 29 each year. The United Nations General Assembly adopted it in December 1977.
Díaz-Canel arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday to participate in the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) and to pay an official working visit.
This is Díaz-Canel’s first official visit to the UAE. He came accompanied by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez and representatives of other ministries, institutions, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.