Geneva, Switzerland, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Tuesday spoke in Geneva with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, to whom he explained the consequences of the US blockade on the daily life of the island’s population.
Rodriguez reminded the official the human rights’ violations the economic, commercial and financial blockade represents for the Cuban people.
During the meeting, framed in the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council, the head of the Cuban delegation reiterated to Bachelet his country’s commitment to the promotion and inclusive protection of all people’s rights.
Earlier, Rodriguez addressed the Council, where he criticized the US unilateralism and denounced the tightening of the blockade imposed on Cuba for 60 years, with the declared purpose of surrendering for hunger and despair to its inhabitants.
The Cuban diplomat also announced the Caribbean nation’s candidacy for the 2021-2023 period in the Human Rights Council, made up of 47 member states which are elected by the majority of members of the UN General Assembly based on an equitable geographical distribution.