Havana, Saturday 19 de October de 2019 06:22 am

Cuba strongly rejects visa restrictions to health officials

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HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 1 (ACN) U.S. Director General of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs Carlos Fernandez de Cossio rejected the U.S. decision to deny visas to a medical delegation from the Caribbean nation that would intervene in a forum of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

"The U.S. State Department does it again. Practicing its coercive foreign policy measures, the only one it is capable of doing," he subscribed in his Twitter account.
"Illegitimate visa restrictions to attack Cuba. The recognized international medical cooperation shows a morally bankrupt policy of the United States," the diplomat wrote.
Fernandez de Cossio added that "the U.S. State Department has a great misunderstanding of the moral values related to solidarity and loyalty.
"Enormous mistake in believing that Cuban officials would betray international medical cooperation commitments in exchange for visas to enter the United States. (US) Foreign policy lacks basic decency," he emphasized.
The Cuban government, including President Miguel Diaz-Canel, has denounced the public purposes of Donald Trump's administration to persecute Cuban medical missions abroad for alleged violations of the human rights of the island's doctors.
Cuban medical personnel serve in 67 countries, in addition to contributing to the formation of thousands of doctors from 138 nations.

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