MINSK, 7 July (BelTA) - Belarus and Russia are an example of joint effort to fight back against sanctions, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Cuba to Belarus Santiago Perez Benitez told reporters in Minsk on 7 July, BelTA reports.
"We must unite, work together. We do work together at all venues. We help each other. We do not say ‘sanctions'. We say ‘blockade'. This is what the West is doing in respect to Belarus and Russia. Belarus and Russia are an example of how they can unite to combat these sanctions," Ambassador Santiago Perez Benitez said.
Sanctions are temporary, the ambassador stressed. "We will prove that we have everything to resist these sanctions. Most importantly, we have the desire and determination to be independent. We will survive. No pasaran," he added.
The House of Representatives is hosting a meeting between the working group on cooperation with the Parliament of the Republic of Cuba at Belarus' National Assembly and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Cuba to Belarus Santiago Perez Benitez. The meeting participants are set to adopt an address in support of the Cuban people and government, to condemn another attempt by the United States to destabilize the Island of Freedom and also discuss the widest range of issues of cooperation in politics and economy.