Cuban official grateful for British solidarity against US blockade

London, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The official of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Elizabeth Ribalta, expressed gratitude here for the support provided by the British movement of solidarity with Cuba against the unilateral blockade imposed by the United States.

There is a very healthy spirit, and we have received great support, especially in the need to denounce the hostile policy of the United States on our country, Ribalta told Prensa Latina.

In charge of ICAP’s Europe Department, Ribalta began a tour of different British cities on May 25, in response to an invitation from the Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC).

After two years of pandemic during which personal contacts were very restricted, we came to update friends on the situation in Cuba, and what we have achieved despite the aggressiveness of the unilateral blockade imposed by the United States for six decades, she explained. At the meetings that began in the Scottish city of Glasgow and will conclude next Monday in South London, after stops in Manchester, Coventry, Bristol, Birmingham and other British cities, Ribalta informed the members of the solidarity movement about the effort made by Cuban scientists to develop homegrown vaccines against Covid-19.

We also talked about the updating of the Cuban economic model and the work being undertaken to overcome the crisis without sacrificing the main achievements of the Revolution, she added.

The ICAP representative, who began her European tour in Ireland, highlighted the signs of support received in both countries, and the unity of criteria that exists among activists on the need to redouble the denunciations against the hostile policy of the United States on Cuba.

Ribalta is scheduled to participate in the annual meeting of the CSC in this capital on Saturday, along with Cuban Ambassador to the United Kingdom Barbara Montalvo.


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