Celak united in diversity in the face of US sanctions, urges Diaz-Canel

Mexico: The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, today called for the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to be united in diversity to confront the coercive actions of the United States against countries in the region.

During his speech at the sixth summit of the organization, the head of state thanked the Mexican government and people for their “close friendship and solidarity with Cuba.”

Likewise, he expressed his gratitude to the other governments and peoples represented here who “immediately understood the opportunistic campaign of vilification” encouraged by the United States against the largest of the Antilles.

Diaz-Canel emphasized that Cuba will continue to defend social justice with all and for the good of all as the national hero of the Caribbean nation, José Martí, wanted.

“I appreciate the support for lifting the economic, commercial and financial blockade that intensified during the pandemic despite its condemnation by the international community,” he said.

The president denounced that the US government was trying to relaunch the Monroe Doctrine (1823) and was inconsistent with international law and the declaring of Latin America and the Caribbean a zone of peace.

The meeting will bring together heads of state from 17 countries, as well as two vice presidents, nine foreign ministers and other high-level authorities, according to the Mexican foreign ministry.

Celac is an intergovernmental mechanism for dialogue and political agreement, with membership in 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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