Cuban senior diplomats reject US attempts to hamper Cuba’s medical cooperation

Sep 3, 2020 by

Cuban senior diplomats reject US attempts to hamper Cuba’s medical cooperation

HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 17 (ACN) Cuban diplomat Carlos Fernandez de Cossio strongly rejected US constant attempts to hamper Cuba’s medical cooperation to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in other nations.

While the US government seems unwilling or unable to protect its citizens from the Covid-19, it finds time and commits resources to threaten countries that request Cuba’s medical cooperation in their legitimate fight against the pandemic, he tweeted.
The claims of Fernandez de Cossio, director general for the United States Department at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was also supported by Ana Silvia Rodriguez, deputy permanent Cuban Representative to the United Nations,.
Access to health is a human right and ‘Cuba contributes to the enjoyment of this right #CubaSalvaVidas (CubaSaveLives),’ Rodriguez tweeted.
All Cuban health workers who traveled as part of a mission to fight and control Covid-19 did so at the express request of the authorities of the countries where they were offering their services, as well as those who were already providing medical assistance to fight the pandemic, she added.
Almost since the beginning of the pandemic, Washington has been campaigning against Cuban medical collaboration and trying to discredit the Cuban authorities and health professionals´ efforts to fight Covid-19.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez accused the United States of criminalizing the international cooperation provided by Cuba to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

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