HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 26 (ACN) Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs, ratified today Cuba's willingness to work together with the international community to strengthen multilateralism and foster a world free of nuclear weapons, safeguarding new generations from the threat of war.
Speaking at the high-level meeting aimed at commemorating and fostering the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the Cuban diplomat stressed his country is part of the first Nuclear Weapons Free Zone created in a densely populated area: Latin America and the Caribbean.
Likewise, Rodriguez Parrilla called for ratification of the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty and reaffirmed the right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy, without discrimination, taking into account its contribution to the socio-economic development of nations.
In line with these criteria, in his official Twitter, the Cuban FM wrote: "We reject the decision of the #USA government to withdraw from the #PAIC and the Treaty on Short- and Medium-Range Missiles, which violates the coexistence norms among States and has serious consequences for international peace and security #Cuba #UNGA.
And he added, it is "regrettable that the survival of men is at risk and international nuclear commitments are being violated.
Rodriguez Parrilla also recalled that the setting up on September 26 as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is the result of the Non Aligned Movement' work, which launched this initiative.
The Cuban Foreign Minister heads the Cuban delegation that participates in the high-level segment of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, an event where he has completed a broad agenda of work and exchange with personalities from various nations.