Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba recognizes, values and counts on the contribution of its nationals abroad in favor of the elimination of the blockade imposed by the United States against the island six decades ago, said today Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.
On his Twitter account, the head of diplomacy of the island said that Cuban emigrants support the defense of independence, sovereignty and the development of the nation.
In another tweet, the foreign minister said that one of the priorities of this agency’s work is to pay attention to and strengthen ties with Cubans living abroad.
‘The celebration in Havana of the 4th Conference on Nation and Emigration, from April 8 to 10, is a sign of this,’ he added.
In a previous speech, Rodriguez described the strengthening of the island’s ties with its emigrants as a continuous, irreversible, and permanent process.
The meeting was announced last December by President Miguel Diaz-Canel on the occasion of his visit to Argentina for the inauguration of his counterpart Alberto Fernandez.
These meetings were a continuation of the so-called ’78 dialogue promoted by Fidel Castro, who said at the time: ‘The Community must be respected. The Community exists. The Community is a force and the Community is taken into account.’
The first conference was organized in 1994, the second the following year, in 1995, and the third, in 2004.