The Cuban government was very satisfied this Wednesday with the results of the Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) both in relation specifically to the island and in relation to regional integration.
It’s been a summit “excellent”, “proactive” and “very promising”of “revitalization” and “unity in diversity,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, assured in statements to the official Cuban media.
The chancellor, collects the official newspaper Granmaapplauded that in the final declaration condemn the US embargo on your country and its inclusion on Washington’s list of countries that sponsor terrorism.
Regarding the regional aspect, Rodríguez highlighted that the meeting in Buenos Aires served to strengthen the revitalization of the block, a process initiated during the Mexican presidency of Celac.
“Currently there is a favorable political correlation in the region” for integration and cooperation, said the minister.
Rodríguez participated in the Celac summit together Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canelwhose presence was criticized by some sectors, which denounced human rights violations on the island.
The Argentine president, Alberto Fernández, met this Wednesday with Díaz-Canel and stressed that the mutual objective of both countries is “deepen the bond” and “work to achieve greater integration” of the region.
The meeting took place at the San Martín Palace, headquarters of the Foreign Ministry, the day after the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), which was surrounded by controversy in Argentina due to complaints of human rights violations. in Cuba.
The controversy also extended to the invitations to attend the conclave to the presidents of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduroand from Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, who ultimately did not come.
The Cuban described on Twitter as “I find endearing” the meeting with Fernández, in which they were accompanied by the Argentine Foreign Minister, Santiago Cafiero, and his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla; the Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, and the ambassadors of both nations.
“We ratify willingness to deepen the ties of brotherhood and bilateral ties in areas of common interest,” said Díaz-Canel.
Endearing meeting with the president of #Argentina, @alferdezto whom I reiterated our congratulations for the role played and the progress at the helm of #CELAC.
We ratify our willingness to deepen the ties of brotherhood and bilateral ties in areas of common interest. pic.twitter.com/956C5HwT3q
— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) January 25, 2023