HAVANA, Nov 1 (ACN) Ana Maria Mari Machado, vice president of the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP) and the Council of State, received today at the seat of the Cuban parliament Benewende Stanislas Sankara, first vice president of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso.
The senior parliamentary leaders agreed on the importance of strengthening relations between the two legislatures and exchanged issues of mutual interest related to the reality of their respective nations and the current international context.
The Cuban MP explained to the visitor the intense work carried out by the National Assembly to give continuity to what is established in the new Constitution. She also explained the impact on the tightening of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade, with the consequent damage to Cuban families and the economy.
Machado reiterated that the new resolution calling for an end to the blockade against Cuba would soon be voted on by the UN General Assembly, and thanked Burkina Faso for its usual vote in favor of that condemnation.
For his part, Sankara thanked for the reception at the institutional headquarters of the National Assembly, described the Cuban people and what they represent for the world as heroic, and said that what the United States is doing today against Cuba, tomorrow it can do against other nations, including Burkina Faso.
Yolanda Ferrer Gomez, president of the International Relations Committee of the Cuban legislature, and Alain Thierry J. B. Ouattara, ambassador of the African nation to Havana, among other officials from both countries, also attended the meeting.