Islamabad, December 24, 2020. The Federal Minister of Human Rights of Pakistan and convener of the Parliamentary Friendship Group in the National Assembly, Dr. Shireen Mazari, received today the Cuban Ambassador, Gabriel Tiel Capote, who made the visit to bid farewell, at the end of his five-year mission in Pakistan. During the meeting, the two parties reviewed the excellent state of bilateral relations, in particular between the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba and the National Assembly of Pakistan.
Twenty eight years ago, in a brief and memorable speech, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz set off the alarms on the most serious danger facing the human species. Global acceptance of climate change took years in materializing and it is still partial, incomplete and distant from the urgent and articulated actions that this problem demands.
Cuba did not stop working. Our “State Plan to Confront Climate Change”, with includes national goals and international commitments, involves all sectors of the economy and the society in adaption and mitigations actions.
The Seventh Summit of Heads of State and Government of the CARICOM-Cuba mechanism will be held on December 8 this year. This is an important forum whose efforts are focused on the strengthening of relations between the Caribbean Community and Cuba and finding solutions to the most pressing problems affecting the region, such as climate change effects and development challenges.
These Summits are being held every three years since 2002, on alternate venues between our country and CARICOM States.
The inclusion of Fincimex in the list of restricted entities of the US State Department in June last, as well as the Treasury Department’s modifications to the regulations for the control of Cuban assets announced on Friday, October 23, will prevent remittances to Cuba through US companies with general licenses, which will directly harm the Cuban people and their relatives in the US.
Doing so in the middle of a pandemic corroborates the US government’s cynicism, opportunism and contempt for the Cuban people.