Cuban and Bolivian Parliamentarians Condemn US Blockade of Cuba
CUBA, October 21, 2009. The Joint Statement of the 3rd Cuba-Bolivia Inter-Parliamentarian Meeting ratified its condemnation of the US financial, commercial and economic blockade against the Caribbean nation, at the end of the meeting’s sessions in this capital.
The delegations from the two countries also championed the release of the five Cuban antiterrorists unjustly incarcerated in the United States since 1998.
The final document expresses the commitment to achieve Latin American integration by ways that include the boosting of a single legal tender, the SUCRE (Unitary System of Regional Compensation) that will enable ALBA members to work jointly while respecting the diversity of each of the member nations.
It also ratifies the willingness of expanding bilateral cooperation in the fields of health, education and sports.
The head of the Bolivian delegation, Omar Fernandez, highlighted the presence of almost 5,000 youngsters from the Andean country studying in Cuba, which shows the importance of solidarity between the peoples.
The president of the Cuban Parliament’s Commission for International Relations, Ramon Pez Ferro, ratified the island’s support of Bolivia and condemned the recent coup attempt against the legitimate administration of Evo Morales.
The 3rd Cuba-Bolivia Inter-Parliamentarian Meeting was held at Havana’s Palco Hotel. It concluded its working sessions on Wednesday and will be extended through Thursday, when participating delegations will tour places of interest like the Varadero tourist complex and Old Havana’s historical area. (Cubaminrex- ACN)