Dublin, June 22, 2022. The President of the Sinn Féin Party, Mary Lou McDonald, received today at the Parliament, the Cuban ambassador to Ireland, Bernardo Guanche Hernández. During the meeting, the party leader showed her friendship and solidarity with Cuba, she rejected the economic, commercial and financial blockade maintained by the United States against the Caribbean country, as well as it inclusion in the List of Countries Sponsors of Terrorism.
On his part, the diplomat conveyed the greetings of the Communist Party of Cuba and ratified the historical and deep ties of friendship between the two parties. He also expressed his country's gratitude for Sinn Féin's unwevering support for the Cuban people in their prolonged battle against the hostile US policy and against the blockade, which was reinforced by the Trump Administration and maintained by that of the President Biden, even during the pandemic. He also explained that the measures announced by the latter in mid-May constitute a limited step in the right direction, but that they do not change it.
He also denounced the media war against the Cuban people and reaffirmed that Cuba is a stable, secure country capable of facing the great challenges that lie before it.
The meeting, which took place in a fraternal atmosphere and in which various issues of common interest were addressed, was also attended by the Irish deputy, John Brady, spokesperson for the Sinn Féin Party for Foreign Relations and Defense, and Marie Barry, National Coordinator of the Forum of Solidarity with Cuba.