Cuban Foreign Minister Thanks African Union’s Rejection to US Blockade

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Havana, Feb 12. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs, thanked today through social networks the African Union’s rejection to the US blockade against Cuba and its intensification.

In his Twitter account, the Foreign Minister expressed his gratitude to the brothers of the African Union, who at their 33rd Summit of Heads of State and Government, ratified the rejection to the US blockade against Cuba and its intensification. The ties of friendship and solidarity that bind us to Africa are indestructible.

The US commercial, economic and financial blockade against Cuba was imposed as a response to the nationalization by the new revolutionary government of the properties of US citizens and companies on the island after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.

Since then it has been maintained with the adoption of new restrictive measures, particularly since the assumption to power of Donald Trump, whose government has imposed new and severe restrictions ranging from the closure of consular services in Havana to the reduction of remittances and permits to travel to Cuba.

The African Union held its 33rd summit this weekend under the theme ‘Silencing the Guns: Creating Conditions for Africa’s Development’, at which African leaders will present the steps they intend to take to advance their own peace and security agenda.

This meeting comes seven years after the same organization approved an action plan for 2020 with the goal of ending weapons, a promise that has vanished among all the conflicts that are currently raging in the region.

(With information from ACN)

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