Cuba defends Celac-China alliance as a permanent and strategic endeavour ›World› Granma

The member of the Politburo of the Cuban Communist Party and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodriguez Parilla, almost intervened in the 3rd CELAC-China Forum and acknowledged the progress made in the region thanks to the assistance of the Asian giant.

“The world is still facing the onslaught of the pandemic. It is urgent to move towards recovery and to overcome the multiple crises it has generated,” said the Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, emphasizing that despite the intense economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the US government, Cuba is moving towards the new normal one.

He stressed that our country was able to basically control the epidemic, has developed its own effective vaccines, and, to the extent possible, contributed to the efforts of other countries. In this regard, China’s contribution to our region in the fight against COVID-19 has been particularly relevant.

“Cuba has the honor of being the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. Emphasizing our unwavering and fraternal support for the one, indivisible China, “he stated that we are proud that we have contributed to the consolidation of cooperative relations, by establishing the CELAC-China Forum in Havana, in 2014.

We all agree that the integration of Celac into the Belt and Road Initiative launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013 will create new opportunities for cooperation and mutual benefit, he added. “We also support the Chinese initiative for global development announced in the debate at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly,” he added.

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He welcomed the proposal to hold the Forum’s summit on the occasion of its tenth anniversary in 2024, as this would certainly allow us to evaluate its results and set new goals.

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