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Díaz- Canel reaffirms solidarity with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines



Havana, Apr 22 - The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz- Canel, today reaffirmed his solidarity with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines after sending a humanitarian shipment to support the situation caused by the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano.

Cuban collaborators and diplomats in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are showing altruism, dedication and commitment without limits. A Henry Reeve brigade has joined them; the president wrote on his official Twitter account.

Last Wednesday, the Havana Foreign Ministry reported a solidarity shipment with personal protection supplies and six specialist doctors who joined the contingent present in the neighboring country.

Clair Prince, Minister of Health and Environment, received, in Kingstown, the donation consisting of bottled drinking water, tanks for its conservation and masks with gas protection, according to the Cubaminrex portal.

The closure of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines airport, due to the effects of the volcano's eruption, caused a very complex operation to deliver the aid provided, which was possible through Venezuela, which transferred it by sea to Saint Lucia. and then to its final destination.

Despite the complex atmospheric situation, with incessant rain of ashes, the 48 members of the Cuban medical and construction brigade aid the victims and help in the needs of the rapid recovery of the sister nation.

After the eruption, Cuba maintains permanent communication with its embassy in that country and with local authorities, the text adds. (Text and photo: PL)