London, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s friends in the UK praised on Wednesday the solidarity aid that the country provides to other nations to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the tightening of the US unilateral blockade against the island.
Internationalism and solidarity are the ways to go ahead, not sanctions, assured the director of the Campaign for Solidarity with Cuba (CSC), Rob Miller, in an online debate where participants addressed issues, such as the island’s response to the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, and the rejection of the new anti-Cuban US governmental escalation.
Miller, who was the debate’s moderator, highlighted, for example, that since April, over 3,700 Cuban healthcare professionals have traveled to 40 countries around the world to help in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the general secretary of the Unite union, Len McCluskey, recalled the historic ties of friendship that unite British and Cuban labor unions, and described the US blockade against the country as an outrage to democracy.
‘International solidarity does work, and I am confident that one day Cubans will be able to live in peace,’ affirmed the union leader.
The representative of the Labor Party in the House of Lords Christine Blower said she was ‘very inspired’ by Cuba’s gesture, a small island in size, but huge in spirit, to help other countries fight against the pandemic.