Paris, Oct 20 - Deputies from various political forces in the French National Assembly reiterated today their rejection of the US blockade against Cuba, during a farewell meeting with the island's ambassador Elio Rodríguez.

At the headquarters of the Lower House of Parliament, members of the France-Cuba Friendship Group stressed their solidarity with the blocked Caribbean country and their commitment to continue working to achieve the end of the economic, commercial and financial siege imposed by Washington for more than six decades.

They also expressed their willingness to support the strengthening of bilateral ties, in a meeting in which they awarded the National Assembly medal for his contribution to the development of Paris-Havana relations to Rodríguez, who in the next few days will complete his mission. diplomat on Gallic soil.

The event was led by the president of the friendship group, François-Michel Lambert, and among others the deputies André Chassaigne, Loic Prud'homme, Jérome Lambert, Eric Coquerel, M'jid El Guerrab, Jean-Michel Clément participated. , Pierre-Alain Raphan and Nicole Le Peih, as well as the National Secretary of the Communist Party, Fabien Roussel.

The Cuban ambassador thanked the parliamentarians for their solidarity, denounced the effects of the US blockade on the daily lives of the island's inhabitants and recalled the impact of the extraterritorial nature of the siege on bilateral relations.

Rodríguez also highlighted the state of ties between the two countries in the political-diplomatic, economic-commercial and cooperation spheres, and the island's willingness to deepen them in all sectors.

He also shared in the meeting with the French deputies an update on the current situation in Cuba, its achievements in the confrontation with the Covid-19 pandemic and its actions aimed at economic recovery. (Prensa Latina)



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