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10 December 2021, 14:00

Cuba expresses solidarity with Belarus amid sanctions

Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez. File phoro
Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez. File phoro

MINSK, 10 December (BelTA) – Cuban President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez expressed solidarity with Belarus in confronting the West's attempts to destabilize the situation in the country during the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council summit on 10 December, BelTA has learned.

"We express our solidarity and support to the Republic of Belarus and its President Aleksandr Lukashenko in confronting the West's attempts to destabilize the situation in the country. We also support the efforts of Russian President Vladimir Putin in trying to stop NATO's advance to Russia's borders," the Cuban leader said.

He noted that the current meeting is held in the run-up to the first anniversary of Cuba's accession to the EAEU as an observer. During this time, a number of steps have been taken to establish mutually beneficial relations based on respect, trust and cooperation.

In his speech, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez confirmed his firm commitment to active participating in the EAEU as an observer state.

The Cuban president has noted the impact of the pandemic on development and cooperation in the world. In the case of Cuba, it is coupled with the pressure, trade and financial embargo by the United States. "On behalf of the Cuban people, I thank your states for supporting Cuba's efforts to combat the pandemic and the embargo," said Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez.

He also spoke about the possibility of continuing cooperation between countries in the production and distribution of vaccines against COVID-19.

"Cuba continues to rely on unity, cooperation and joint work. We are confident that together we will be able to move forward in integration of our countries and that 2022 will be successful in achieving common goals and objectives," the Cuban president concluded.

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