December 4, 2023

The Minister of International Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodriguez, identified this Monday to the EU for its “lack of transparency” and for its “manipulative conduct” within the preparations for the III Summit of Heads of State and Authorities of the Neighborhood of States of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC) and the EU that will likely be held on July 17 and 18 in Brussels.

“The dearth of transparency and the manipulative conduct of the European Union within the preparation of the Summit critically jeopardize the success of the assembly. They attempt to impose restrictive, divisive codecs that make direct and clear discussions inconceivable, they usually attempt to cover the press and public opinion the content material of the debates”, acknowledged Rodriguez in an official assertion.

Particularly, the Cuban international minister denounces that “parallel Boards are being organized unilaterally to the Summit.” “The European half decides by itself, even, who would be the representatives of our area in these occasions”, he has reproached, a conduct that he considers “disrespectful” and that “creates the circumstances for these Boards to develop into scenes of assaults and singularizations towards member nations of CELAC”.

In conclusion, “the conduct of the European Union jeopardizes the potential of reaching last agreements on the Summit.” “There may be little time left, however it isn’t too late to keep away from failure,” she identified.

Rodriguez highlighted the significance of the summit as a result of “the leaders of each areas will meet once more after eight years of not doing so, in a really sophisticated worldwide context.” “The truth is that, past speeches and declarations, no progress has been made in bi-regional ties and, within the final interval, they’ve even gone backwards,” he warned.

“Cuba will go to the Brussels Summit with a constructive spirit and can contribute as a lot as potential to strengthen, on the idea of equality and mutual respect, the dialogue and cooperation between CELAC and the European Union, for the advantage of our peoples, of each areas. and the world”, concluded Rodriguez.