Havana, Thursday 18 de April de 2019 04:40 pm

Raul: Busy Timetable on Monday in New York

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HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 29 (acn) The President of the Cuban councils of State and Ministers, Raul Castro, addressed on Monday afternoon participants in the United Nations General Assembly in New York with a forceful speech that established Cuba's positions on several matters on the global agenda.

The Granma newspaper reported that Raul emphasized that the international community can always count on Cuba's sincere voice against injustice, inequality, underdevelopment, discrimination and manipulation, for the establishment of a more just and equitable international order, in the center of which is the human being, his dignity and well-being.
Raul's speech was applauded at length. It was the first time that the Cuban president addressed participants in a meeting of this type, during which several speakers at the plenary session showed satisfaction for the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States and condemned once again the U.S. blockade against the island.
Within the framework of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, the Cuban president also met with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, a meeting in which they spoke about the historic links between the two countries.
In his first words, the Russian President expressed his joy for the opportunity to see Raul, sent greetings to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, and had for him wishes of good health.
He considered that relations are at a good level of development, "which we like a lot." He asserted significant results can be achieved, especially in sectors such as energy, machine building and space exploration.
Putin recalled that soon a new session of the Cuban-Russian Inter-governmental Technical Commission for economic, commercial, scientific and technical cooperation will be held.
Raul congratulated the president for his words at the United Nations General Assembly. He commented that he had also listened to the speeches of presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, "speeches evidencing great contrasts," he considered.
The Army General also said he was glad for the meeting, and that relations are going well and will continue to strengthen.
Minutes before his speech, the Cuban head of state also met with French President Francois Hollande. They spoke about relations between France and Cuba, the repercussion of Hollande's visit to Havana in late May, the process of reestablishment of relations with the United States, and the soon-to-be held Conference of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, better known as COP 21.
Late at night, Raul greeted Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama during the reception that the U.S. President offered to the heads of State and Government participating in events organized by the UN. He stayed at the reception only for a few moments, since he had other activities of his work agenda still pending.

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