Paris, June 10 - The national secretary of the French Communist Party, Fabien Roussel, today greeted a campaign on French soil to support the purchase of syringes for vaccination against COVID-19 in Cuba, an initiative that he described as beautiful.
The also deputy and presidential candidate regretted that the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States limits the arrival of medical supplies to the Caribbean island, including resources necessary to face the pandemic.
Roussel reiterated the support and participation of the Communists in the initiative launched in April from solidarity, by the Cuba Linda association with the accompaniment of France Cuba, to collect money in order to acquire syringes and needles, which will be sent to the largest of the Antilles for immunization.
The campaign planned until the end of June accumulates around 80 thousand euros, most of the money donated by citizens, organizations, unions and political forces already transferred for the execution of the purchase.
We call to continue this beautiful campaign, so that the Cuban people can be vaccinated quickly, as all peoples should have the right to do so, stressed the communist leader, who recalled that the island has its own vaccine candidates.
According to Roussel, it should be borne in mind that in times of COVID-19, Cuba has shown immense solidarity with other nations hit by the pandemic, sending medical brigades to dozens of countries. (Text and photo: PL)