Parliamentarians from Cuba and Mexico reject US blockade | News

Parliamentarians from Cuba and Mexico denounced in Havana the US blockade against the Caribbean island at the conclusion of the 18th inter-parliamentary meeting between the two countries.

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The delegations of both Parliaments demanded that the Government of the United States, and the Congress of that country, comply with the successive resolutions approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization, in order to put an end to this genocidal policy.

This Saturday, the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, held an exchange at the Palace of the Revolution with a group of Mexican legislators visiting the island.



The Cuban president thanked the senators, deputies and the Parliamentary Friendship Group for their solidarity and for their pronouncements for the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States.

In turn, he highlighted the importance of the Joint Declaration adopted by both delegations at the close of the inter-parliamentary event held in the Cuban capital.

The Mexican delegation, headed by Senator Higinio Martínez, developed an intense work agenda in Havana between the 1st. and April 2, on the occasion of the XVII Cuba-Mexico Interparliamentary Meeting.

Also present on the Mexican side were Senator Beatriz Paredes, president of the Committee on Foreign Relations for Latin America and the Caribbean of this legislative body; and deputies Karla Almazán, vice president of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Deputies, and Blanca Alcalá; among other parliamentarians.

On the Cuban side were Ana María Mari Machado and Homero Acosta Álvarez, vice president and secretary of the National Assembly of People’s Power, respectively.

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez; presidents of permanent work commissions of the Cuban legislature; Eugenio Martínez Enríquez, general director of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Cuban Foreign Ministry; and Abel Prieto Jiménez, president of the Cuba-Mexico Parliamentary Friendship Group. The Cuban mission present.

From the final text of the parliamentarian, it is clear that both parties agreed to recognize the impact of Covid-19 on the economy of each country and in the region and agreed to create spaces for reflection and share experiences to improve resilience in the face of similar situations in the future. .

The declaration highlights opportunities for strengthening cooperation in biotechnology, tourism, transportation, food sovereignty, sports, culture, oil and energy, climate change mitigation and investment.

In the political sphere, the parliamentarians agreed to support the collaboration of both governments to guarantee orderly, regular and safe migratory flows and advance regional unity and integration.