Cuba shows solidarity with Tonga after volcano eruption and tsunami | News

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The Government of Cuba expressed its solidarity on Sunday with the authorities of Tonga, an island nation in the South Pacific that was affected last Saturday by the eruption of an underwater volcano and a subsequent tsunami.

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez published a tweet in which he stated: “We deeply regret the damage caused to the Kingdom of Tonga by the tsunami that occurred after the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano.”

“Our solidarity with the Tongan people and government, as well as wishes for a speedy recovery,” said the Foreign Minister.



The powerful volcanic eruption, recorded by several satellites, and the subsequent tsunami generated waves and floods in various countries, both to the east and west of the Pacific, including Peru, where two people died due to the force of the waves.

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, announced for her part that they will send Tonga humanitarian aid.

The official announced that they have already managed to maintain communication via satellite telephony with Tonga.

“We have satellite phone communication, so we’re getting critical information that’s helping with planning,” Ardern said.

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