Ambassador to France reaffirms Cuba’s commitment to multilateralism

Paris, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ambassador to France, Elio Rodriguez, reaffirmed here today multilateralism, solidarity, cooperation and the defense of peace as principles that guide the foreign policy of the island.

The diplomat gave an interview to the newspaper L’Humanité, regarding the celebration this weekend of the 85th edition of the L’Humanité Festival, a forum where those principles promoted by the Cuban Revolution find full support.

In his dialogue with journalist Gael De Santis, head of the publication’s World Service, Rodriguez addressed the impact of the U.S. blockade against the island, the economic, commercial and financial siege intensified by the White House incumbent.

He also pointed out Cuba’s commitment to support, through medical brigades, dozens of countries facing the Covid-19 pandemic, a collaboration that reaches French territory, with the presence of health professionals in the overseas department of Martinique.

In connection with this solidarity, the ambassador acknowledged the international campaign promoting the awarding of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to the Henry Reeve medical brigades, an initiative supported by politicians, parliamentarians, trade unionists, friendship associations and French citizens.

Le Fête de l’Humanité began today with an unusual format, as a result of the impact of the Covid-19, so its multitudinous events of previous years are replaced by online activities, exhibitions, book sales, concerts and debates.

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