They ask in Paraguay for an end to the US blockade of Cuba

They ask in Paraguay for an end to the US blockade of Cuba
They ask in Paraguay for an end to the US blockade of Cuba

Senators Noelia Cabrera and Esperanza Martínez, president and vice president of the Commission, respectively, expressed that position during a meeting with Havana’s ambassador here, Francisco Fernández.

Apart from reiterating the rejection of the blockade imposed by Washington more than six decades ago, they spoke of joining the current world day in which parliaments, governments, regional blocs and civil society organizations ask the US president, Joe Biden, to use the powers and prerogatives of his office to exclude Cuba from the list of States supposedly sponsoring terrorism.

The legislators advocated promoting the continuous development of bilateral relations and delivered the minutes on the formation of the new Commission board to the ambassador.

Senator Cabrera, who is also a graduate of the Latin American School of Medicine, highlighted the importance of deepening the links between the parliaments of both countries to generate initiatives that deepen political, economic and cooperation relations.

He proposed holding a virtual meeting with a view to examining and promoting modalities of collaboration that suit immediate bilateral priorities.

Meanwhile, Senator Martínez, who was the Minister of Health in the government of former President Fernando Lugo (2008-2012), praised several cooperation instruments signed and negotiated between both governments in areas such as education, culture, tourism, sports and health.

For his part, the ambassador thanked the gesture, expressed his satisfaction with the Commission’s directive and appreciated that it was promoted during the recent visit to Asunción by the Cuban deputy Rolando González, in his dual capacity as president of Parlatino and the Cuba Friendship Group. Paraguay of the National Assembly of Popular Power of the island.

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