Havana, Oct 1. -Yemen's Deputy Foreign Minister, Mansour Ali Baggash, condemned on Monday in Havana the U.S. economic and financial blockade against Cuba, while highlighting the island's support for Arab causes, especially the Palestinian cause.
Despite the geographical distance, Cuba is a country close to the Arab world because we are united by positions and values, Baggash told Prensa Latina.
The deputy foreign minister highlighted the support of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to the Palestinian people in their fight against the Israeli occupation.
Fidel Castro worked to bring together and unite the Arab and Latin American nations, he said.
For these reasons, this country is at the heart of every citizen of our region, he stressed.
Baggash expressed his government's will to increase bilateral relations, and in that sense announced the signing of agreements in many matters during his stay in the island.
Cuba is very important for us, as demonstrated with the sending of an ambassador to Havana, despite the critical situation in Yemen, he said. (Taken from Prensa Latina)