HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 25 (acn) Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez exchanged with major figures and diplomats from various parts of the world during the activities carried out when leading the Cuban delegation to the High Level Segment of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, running until next Friday at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
According to the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Rodriguez held meetings with Arancha Gonzalez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain; Ine M. Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway; and Lolwah Rashid Al-Khater, assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar.
He also met with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, after which the Cuban embassy in Paris said on the social media that both parties "positively assessed the progress of bilateral relations, and agreed to continue working for their deepening ".
Rodriguez also exchanged with Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), during which "we ratified the good state of our relations and common will to continue strengthening them," the Cuban chancellor noted.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO),
also received the Cuban FM and they highlighted the fruitful links that Cuba and this international organization maintain, while Rodriguez denounced the US actions to sabotage Cuban medical cooperation, thus depriving millions of patients in the world of quality medical assistance.
The Cuban FM also spoke at the Disarmament Conference, where he urged to tirelessly work for general and complete disarmament and noted that preserving multilateralism and respecting the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and International Law is essential in an increasingly dangerous and complex international scenario.