Statement by Emilio Lozada, Director General of Bilateral Affairs of MINREX

As expressed by our Minister of Foreign Affairs, we reiterate the most energetic rejection of the statement on Cuba issued by the High Representative for Foreign Policy of the European Union, Josep Borrell, which constitutes a flagrant interference in the internal affairs of our country.

It is regrettable that the High Representative echoes a brutal political-communication campaign of disinformation, with clear attempts to destabilize the situation in our country and that it is gestated in the media laboratories of Miami; financed with funds from the United States government, also provoking acts of extreme violence, such as the terrorist attack of which our Embassy in Paris was the object.

I call on the European Union to abandon double standards once and for all and objectively evaluate the real development of events in Cuba; where citizen tranquility and the proper functioning of institutions prevail. I also urge the High Representative to condemn the vandalism and violent acts that took place in Cuba as a result of the so-called “peaceful demonstrations,” including the stone attack on the pediatric ward of the Cárdenas hospital.

It is also pathetic that the text of the Declaration does not mention by name the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the government of the United States of America has imposed on Cuba for more than six decades, which has had a resurgence without precedents in the last two years, causing serious hardship to our population. This blockade has a profound extraterritorial nature and particularly affects European citizens and businessmen who want to maintain a decent relationship with our country.

Furthermore, the declaration of the High Representative does not correspond to the will expressed by both parties to preserve and strengthen the Agreement for Political Dialogue and Cooperation between Cuba and the European Union, based on the principles of International Law and the Charter. of the United Nations.

Before making value judgments about the internal situation in Cuba, the European Union should first address and resolve the Human Rights violations that occur in its own member states and that, without a doubt, have worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic. 19, among them, the violent police repressions that have taken place in many European capitals, as well as the inhuman, degrading and discriminatory treatment of minorities and migrants.

Havana, July 29, 2021

(Cubaminrex - EmbaCuba-Polonia)

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