Press Release from the Group of Friendship and Solidarity with the People of Cuba in the European Parliament

We, the Members of the Group of Friendship and Solidarity with the People of Cuba in the European Parliament, raise our voices against the US economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed to Cuba for over six decades. It constitutes a flagrant, massive and systematic violation of Cuban population’s human rights that has caused incalculable humanitarian damages, as the European institutions and the United Nations have repeatedly denounced.

This blockade is the main obstacle to the economic development of the island, it affects the dialog and cooperation and also refuses the possibility to know the Cuban reality. Last July 15th, as example of the unilateral policy of the Trump administration, it was impossible to hold the virtual meeting between the Group of Friendship and Solidarity with the People of Cuba and the participants from Cuba, Estela Cristina Luna Morales and the Director of the Cuban Medical Brigade that fought the pandemic in Lombardy, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic in Cuba, due to the regulations imposed by the American blockade, which prevented connection from Cuba through the Webex online platform.

Therefore, we call once again for an end to the blockade against Cuba and we underline that the EU should denounce this criminal policy and to promote dialog, cooperation, political openness and mutual understanding between the EU and Cuba.

July 21, 2020

(Cubavsbloqueo-Embacuba Bélgica)

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