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Cuba and Brazil foreign minister meet at Brics Meeting

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and his Brazilian counterpart, Mario Vieria, met here on Monday on the sidelines of the Brics Plus Ministerial Council.

During the meeting, both foreign ministers agreed on the positive state of bilateral relations, and shared criteria in relation to the international agenda and the Latin American and Caribbean region.

The head of Cuban diplomacy, on behalf of the Cuban people and Government, expressed solidarity and support for the situation affecting the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, after heavy rains and floods devastated the territory since late April, leaving more than 100 people dead and missing.

Rodríguez thanked Brazil for its rejection of Cuba’s inclusion in the spurious list of state sponsors of terrorism, orchestrated by the United States.

Prior to this meeting, in the morning, the Cuban foreign minister met with his counterparts from Belarus, Sergey Aleinik, and Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, with whom he also reviewed the development of bilateral ties.

Rodriguez acknowledged Minsk’s support for Havana in condemning the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington on Cuba for more than six decades, with an extensive tightening in recent years.

Meanwhile, together with the main representative of Egyptian diplomacy, they agreed on the need to end Israel’s escalation against the Palestinian people in Gaza, and the support for the recognition of Palestine as a State of the United Nations.

The Cuban foreign minister arrived in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday to participate in the meeting of the Brics Plus Ministerial Council, at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.