Baku, Oct 22 - Cuba has registered an active performance in the work and history of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), whose 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government will take place in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.
The NAM summit will be held on October 25 and 26, to which Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel will participate.
Baku, located on the western coast of Caspian Sea, will host the meeting that will bring together representatives from 120 member countries. Other nations and international organizations will attend as observers.
Cuba is a founding member of NAM and the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to be a part of it. It was in Belgrade in 1961, just five months after the invasion on Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs), in central Cuba, was defeated, which was financed, armed and directed by the United States against the new Cuban Revolution.
Cuba chaired the NAM twice, in which it hosted the meeting of heads of State and Government. Havana hosted the 6th Summit in 1979 and the 14th Summit in 2006.
Cuba, in these almost 60 years of Revolution, has been energetic in the defense of principles and causes of the Non-Aligned Movement. The defense of the self-determination of the peoples, the Palestinian cause and Puerto Rico's decolonization are some of the claims.
This summit will be held a few days before the UN General Assembly votes, for the 28th consecutive time, on the Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.(PL)