Cuba coordinates with the US the aid to put out the fire in Matanzas

Cuba coordinates with the US the aid to put out the fire in Matanzas

The Cuban authorities coordinate with the United States the aid offered by this country to put out the great fire that is still active in two of eight crude oil deposits in the industrial zone of the Cuban city of Matanzas), in which 17 firefighters disappeared and were injured when least 67 people.

The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, wrote on Twitter that the US government “offered technical advice, already placed in the hands of specialists for proper coordination.”

“We deeply appreciate the condolences and expressions of help from various organizations and people from the United States on the occasion of the incident in Matanzas,” added the Vice Chancellor.

The United States Embassy in Cuba also reported on Twitter that it was “in contact with Cuba about the incident in Matanzas.”

“In the meantime, we want to make it clear that US law authorizes US entities and organizations to provide aid.”

“In the meantime, we want to make it clear that United States law authorizes United States entities and organizations to provide aid and response to disasters in Cuba,” added the diplomatic representation.

This Saturday afternoon it was also known that “by presidential order, specialized personnel from Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) are getting ready to travel to Cuba to help extinguish the fire,” as published the newspaper The universal.

“High-level sources from the federal government assured that it was President Andrés Manuel López Obrador himself who gave the instruction,” the press outlet said.


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