Cuban deputies reject European Parliament resolution

Cuban deputies reject European Parliament resolution
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10 June 2021
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Havana, Jun 10 (RHC)-- The International Relations Committee of Cuba's National Assembly of People's Power rejected a resolution passed by the European Parliament on the Caribbean country on Thursday.

In a statement published on the Cuban parliament's website, the lawmakers considered the Resolution spurious and interfering'. By adopting such a decision, the European Parliament undermines its credibility and reflects the double standards in its actions towards the Caribbean nation.

The Cuban parliament statement noted that in the approved Resolution, there is no intention whatsoever to cooperate or dialogue, and this way of behavior is disrespectful since Cuba is a free, independent, and sovereign state.

The Cuban lawmakers strongly condemned the 'monstrosity promoted by the most extremist representatives of the Spanish political groups Partido Popular and Vox.' They pointed out that the European Parliament was held hostage by a small group with links with Miami-based organizations financed by the U.S. Government.

On the other hand, 'in the face of the violent, vulgar and neo-fascist rhetoric of this minority group of MEPs, dignified voices were raised to expose the truth about Cuba and described this action as hypocrisy', the declaration added.

The text alludes to the pronouncements of several MEPs on the U.S. blockade, which they considered the most flagrant violation of the human rights of the Cuban people.

Likewise, these representatives favored developing a respectful and constructive relationship between the Caribbean nation and the European Union (E.U.).

The statement added that "such a resolution, plagued by double standards, does not disturb our sleep. Cuban legislators, together with the people we are an inseparable part of and to whom we owe ourselves, work to strengthen the normative structure of our nation, which prioritizes the full enjoyment of all human rights for all people."

On Thursday, the European Parliament approved a resolution that assured that Cuba 'has not registered concrete advances concerning the principles and general objectives pursued by the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with the E.U.'.

It was passed by 386 votes in favor, 236 against, and 59 abstentions.

The debate on the issue took place last Tuesday, and in this, the E.U. High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, defended the Agreement and criticized the tightening of the U.S. blockade during Donald Trump's administration.

 

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