New York, US, Sep 27 – Cuba raised its voice along Venezuela to support it, to back up Latin America and the Palestinian people, and all just causes in the world, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said in New York.
The Cuban president, who on Wednesday attended a solidarity event with his country in the Riverside Church, in New York, expressed the satisfaction felt by both the Cuban and the Venezuelan delegations by being at a meeting with friends, after a busy working day at the United Nations.
Cuba is not a big or powerful country; it is not rich in natural or financial resources either. But these limitations have not prevented us from practicing solidarity on the basis of sharing, not what is left over, but what we have, and above all, sharing our effort and our sacrifice, he noted.
According to Diaz-Canel, it is a friendly sacrifice, practiced with humbleness and which has had an impact, after several decades, on the lives of millions of people in several continents.
Today, the most visible expression of that solidarity is the cooperation rendered by more than 42,000 Cuban professionals, above all medical personnel, in some 75 countries, the head of State added when referring to the work by those people in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The president noted that the most significant example of that international solidarity by the Cuban Revolution, due to its duration in time, its dimension in human resources, and its material cost and in lives, was the support for the liberation movements in Africa.
‘Therefore, Cuba comes to the UN General Assembly and promotes cooperation and solidarity, against threat, competition, racism and selfishness; it does so with the authority of a people who demonstrated that such purposes are possible and who turned statements into concrete actions,’ Diaz-Canel stated.
When addressing some 2,000 people who gave him a standing ovation and shouted Cuba yes, blockade no!, Diaz-Canel also noted that the Riverside Church might also be considered the birthplace of the program to train US youths from the most humble districts at the Latin American Medical School in Cuba.
Precisely, some of nearly 200 US graduates from that school attended the event dedicated to Cuba.(Prensa Latina)