Paris, Aug 4.- The association Cuba Coopération France (CubaCoop) called today to strengthen solidarity with the island from initiatives to support its economic development and the campaign for the delivery of the Nobel Peace Prize to its internationalist doctors.
In statements to Prensa Latina, the organization's president, Victor Fernandez, specified that CubaCoop joined a worldwide network of associations that are friendly to the largest of the Antilles, aimed at coordinating new actions to specifically support the Caribbean country undergoing 60 years of blockade by the United States.
Our proposal is to work with the island on development projects tailored to their current needs, to expand political to economic solidarity, he explained.
Since its foundation in 1995, CubaCoop has participated in dozens of projects with national and local authorities to promote economic, social and cultural works in provinces such as Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba, Matanzas and Camagüey.
These days, it promotes initiatives to improve water quality in Camaguey communities and support educational plans and cultural activity in the central territory of Cienfuegos, starting with a contribution of 75 thousand euros.
Regarding the campaign to promote the award of the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 to the Henry Reeve medical brigades, due to their presence in dozens of countries hit by Covid-19, Fernandez indicated that they invite political, economic and cultural personalities to accompany the order.
CubaCoop is part of a platform in France that has been joined by around 200 organizations from different parts of the world to defend the recognition of health professionals on the island. In the field of health, Fernandez announced that they are outlining a new donation of beds for hospital use.
CubaCoop's solidarity with the largest of the Antilles was also felt in these days of pain after the death of the Historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal. (Text and photo: PL)