Solidarity aid with medical supplies sent from Australia to Cuba

Canberra, October 13, 2021- A donation with medical supplies to Cuba left by air from the city of Brisbane, capital of the state of Queensland, as part of a solidarity campaign towards the island developed in the Australian territory.

Humanitarian aid, consisting of more than 26,000 syringes and needles, expendable material, multivitamins, nutritional supplements and other medical supplies, will arrive in Cuba in the next few days to contribute to the country's efforts to confront Covid-19 and help with the vaccination campaign.

 The organization and logistics of this operation has been assumed by the Australia-Cuba Business Council (AuCuBC), an entity created in 2015 to promote economic ties and cooperation in the bilateral sphere.

 Different groups have contributed to the donation like companies, businessmen, the state branches of the Cuba-Australia Friendship Society (ACFS), the Australian Foundation which has been working for years with the Pediatric Cardiocenter ¨William Soler¨ and many other friends whom in solidarity have supported this purpose.

For his part, the Cuban ambassador to Australia, Ariel Lorenzo Rodríguez, thanked the Australian friends for this noble gesture of solidarity, which occurs in a difficult context marked by the great difficulties caused by the pandemic and the resurgence of the blockade, and which also constitutes an example of friendship between the peoples of both countries.

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