The Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to India, Alejandro Simancas Marín, held a meeting at the headquarters of the Indian Women's Press Corps (ICWP), an association that brings together women journalists from various print and television media in the country.
The Cuban diplomat denounced, before the press present, the damage caused by the criminal blockade of the US government against Cuba for more than 60 years, as well as its unprecedented intensification during the Donald Trump administration and in a context marked by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, in an attempt to deliberately seek the collapse of the Cuban economy and the country, without measuring the serious humanitarian consequences or the impacts of that objective. He explained that on November 2 and 3, the United Nations General Assembly will consider for the thirtieth time the Report "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba". Once again, we will once again have the support of the majority of the international community. In this sense, he conveyed the feeling of deep gratitude for the solidary position of the Indian government and people in their support to our demand to put an end to this unjust policy.
During the cordial exchange, the Ambassador also gave an update on the current state of the ties of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Cuba and India; and reaffirmed the will to continue strengthening bilateral regarding. He commented on the work being carried out by both countries to increase economic and commercial ties, as well as business opportunities for entrepreneurs of both countries. He highlighted India's participation in the upcoming Havana International Fair (FIHAV), which will be attended by more than 35 Indian companies.