Cuban President Wound Up Visit to UN, New York

United Nations, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba”s President Miguel Diaz-Canel wound up on Sunday his busy agenda at the United Nations and New York City and flew back home.

At the UN and NYC he addressed the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, the General Assembly and held meetings with world leaders, US politicians and business people, Cuban emigrees and American friends of Cuba.

Diaz-Canel lashed out at the long standing US policy of economic, financial and trade blockade against Cuba, and criticized industrialized nations for their lack of willingness to help eradicate poverty and hunger around the world.

The Cuban Statesman also attended a high level meeting on nuclear disarmament where he stressed that stop developing, producing and proliferating nuclear weapons become imperative and called for the destruction of existing atomic arsenals.

He supported the right of Palestinians as well as Saharauis to an independent State and backed the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela. He denounced so-called soft coups in South America and demanded former Brazilian President Inacio Lula Da Silva’s freedom.

The Cuban dignitary asked for a halt of the war imposed on Syria and advocated for a negotiated solution of the conflict.

Diaz-Canel was welcomed at Columbia University, visited sites of historic interest in New York City like the National History Museum and the 9/11 Memorial, and paid tribute Cuban National Hero Jose Marti at the Cuban independent fighter’s bronze monument.

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