Cuba in Austria

Statement of Cuba on the subject of Technical Cooperation of the IAEA Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee

Madam president:
The Cuban delegation congratulates you on your recent election as President of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Cuba appreciates the presentation of the GOV / 2020/44 report by the Deputy Director General, Mr. Dazhu Yang, detailing the Agency's technical cooperation program for 2021 and requesting approval of the funds necessary to carry it out.
Regarding what is stated in the Report, Cuba presents the following considerations:


The Cuban people and the international community are aware of the dishonest campaign that the government of the United States has launched since 2019 to discredit Cuba’s international medical cooperation; exert pressure on the governments that have asked for it and deprive peoples of these health services.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba denounces that, as part of that offensive, the US government has unleashed an array of pressures and blackmails against the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).

Cuba participated in the Fifth World Conference of Presidents of Parliaments

Vienna, August 21, 2020. Cuba participated in the 5th World Conference of Presidents of Parliaments, a virtual event from August 19 to 20, organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in close coordination with the Austrian Parliament and the Organization of the United Nations (UN). The Cuban delegation that participated in the aforementioned meeting was chaired by Esteban Lazo Hernández, President of the National Assembly of People's Power of the Republic of Cuba.