HAVANA, Nov. 15 (ACN) Cuba regrets the continuing trend of increasing military spending on a global scale, while hunger, poverty and inequality persist in the world, Aixa Paumier, Cuban diplomat in Geneva, said.
During the Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Prohibition or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons, Paumier recognized the importance that her country attributes to this Convention, which has contributed to the development of International Humanitarian Law.
For his part, St. Kitts and Nevis Federation PM, Timothy Harris, and Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Rogelio Sierra reviewed the main issues of common interest at the bilateral level.
Both confirmed their willingness to continue strengthening the existing links of brotherhood and cooperation between the two nations.
At the same time, as part of a tour of several European countries, a representation of the National Assembly of People's Power in Cuba was received by Dimitrios Papadimoulius, vice president of the European Parliament.
Papadimoulius ratified the commitment to work to strengthen parliamentary relations and condemned the damages caused by the US blockade against Cuba.
Meanwhile, the Cuban Minister of Culture, Alpidio Alonso, held a meeting with Cubans living in France related to the cultural sector.
Alonso exchanged with the artists about the Cuban reality and the transformations taking place in cultural institutions, and thanked his compatriots for their commitment to the preservation of Cuban traditions and national identity around the world.
From Ethiopia, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports that the ambassador to that African nation, Vilma Thomas Ramirez, received in her residence a delegation from Southern Sudan, headed by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deng DauDeng Malek.
During the meeting, Thomas Ramirez thanked the support of Southern Sudan in the fight against the blockade imposed by the United States, evidenced in the recent vote at the UN General Assembly.
For his part, honorable Alie Balansama Marah III, member of Parliament and president of the Supreme Chiefs of the Sierra Leonean legislature, visited the Cuban embassy there, where he was received by Ambassador Felix Raul Rojas Cruz.