Cuban Foreign Minister thanks African condemnation of US blockade

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez today thanked the African Union (AU) for the unanimous approval of a resolution condemning the US blockade, during the XXXV Summit of the regional bloc.

Cuba unanimously appreciates the demand for the end of the illegal blockade and the solidarity of brother African peoples and governments, said the Caribbean diplomat on the social network Twitter.

He pointed out in his message that for the thirteenth consecutive time the AU called for lifting the prolonged and unjustifiable policy imposed by the United States against the Cuban people.

The endorsed resolution recognizes that the negative impact of these unilateral coercive measures is aggravated and is even more cruel in the current context, when Cuba is fighting the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The meeting of the African Union concluded today in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, and its sessions addressed issues related to the living conditions and the future of the member states as urgent matters that require the individual and collective conscience of the leaders.

Made up of more than 50 nations, the African Union was created on May 26, 2001 in Ethiopia and began operating on July 9, 2002, replacing the Organization for African Unity.

Cuba and the regional bloc maintain positive relations backed by Cuban cooperation in the areas of health, education and science and the pan-African support for the fight against the US blockade.

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