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Friendship campaign with Cuba collects 63,000 euros

Paris, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Coopération France (CubaCoop) association highlighted that its solidarity campaign to support vulnerable people in the island reached 63,000 euros, and confirmed the shipment of a first container of powdered milk.

In a press release, the organization with almost 30 years of economic and social cooperation with Cuba specified that its immediate objective is to reach 76,000 euros collected, in order to send a second load of powdered milk, aimed at alleviating the impact of the U.S. blockade on the population, particularly children and the elderly.

We must keep up this effort, it stressed in a message that includes thanks to the people and entities that have made their contribution.

CubaCoop launched the initiative in March, inviting citizens, local authorities, public and private enterprises, foundations, trade unions, political forces and solidarity associations in France to participate in it.

For more than six decades Cuba has suffered the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States, a hostile policy with a severe impact on all sectors of society.

According to the association, its modest campaign to contribute to the feeding of children, women and the elderly will see its first result in May, when a container with 10 tons of powdered milk will be sent, which will arrive in Cuba in mid-June.

The Cuban Ambassador to France, Otto Vaillant, reiterated his gratitude for the solidarity initiative and took the opportunity to ratify the condemnation of the U.S. blockade, which he denounced for its extraterritorial nature, in open defiance of International Law and the United Nations Charter.

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