Havana, Aug 4.- The Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, affirmed today that his country maintains as principles of its foreign policy the respect and friendship with other States.
In his Twitter account, the foreign minister pointed out that the island "holds friendly and cooperative ties with all countries" and added that it is an independent and sovereign nation, whose people are the protagonists of its foreign policy.
Cuba has 128 embassies and permanent missions, as well as 20 consulates general, according to President Miguel Díaz-Canel during the speech for the 60th anniversary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex), last December. At that time, the president pointed out that from these offices the Foreign Ministry works for the maintenance and development of political and economic ties with other nations, and in the care of Cubans living abroad, among other tasks. Díaz-Canel added that, since its creation, the Minrex has as one of its main missions confronting the policies undertaken by the United States against Cuba, not only in the diplomatic field, but especially in it. "On that arduous path, the battles against the blockade in the UN General Assembly and against the attempts to condemn our country in the Commission on Human Rights are exemplary," he said. The head of state also highlighted the role that Cuban diplomats have played in the effort to prevent the country's isolation and to broaden, deepen, and extend its relations with the rest of the world. (PL) (Photo: File)