ALBA-TCP: Cuba denounced the obstacles to the export of medical supplies amid the pandemic

ALBA-TCP: Cuba denounced the obstacles to the export of medical supplies amid the pandemic

Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister questioned the obstacles imposed by dozens of countries to the export of medical supplies and the way in which the United States reinforced its economic sanctions.

Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, speaking this Thursday at the XIX Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) held in Caracas, transmitted a greeting from the Cuban president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, to the presidents present at the meeting.

I thank all the ALBA-TCP member states on supporting the Cuban resolution against the US blockade, said the Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister. We thank Venezuela on the possibility of meeting at this summit of the peoples of the bicentennial, inspired by the liberator Simon Bolivar, he added.

Bruno Rodriguez expressed that the Venezuelan people continue to fight against the imperialism and the oligarchy. I reiterate our support for the Nicaraguan people, led by the President Daniel Ortega despite the threats and the interference from the US, he commented.

All our support to the Caribbean nations in their demand to receive fair and differentiated treatment, essential to face the challenges derived from climate change, the natural disasters, the unjust international financial system, and the new and difficult conditions imposed by the pandemic of the COVID-19.

The diligent and supportive response of the ALBA nations after the eruption of La Soufrière Volcano, in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with the dispatch of both medical aid and personnel, confirmed the strength of the alliance and the values ​​it inspires.

The pandemic evidenced the fragility of the underdeveloped economies. How can it be explained to the peoples that the extraordinary advances in science and the willingness of the world scientific community to confront the COVID-19 cannot guarantee that the vast majority of the humanity has access to the essential medicines?

The Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister questioned the obstacles imposed by dozens of countries to the export of medical supplies and the way in which the United States reinforced its economic sanctions against Cuba. He also highlighted the multi-dimensional crisis we face and the lack of political will to reverse the selfish decisions that prioritize wealth for the few over the lives of all the human beings.