A Joint Declaration, signed at the end of the 13th Cuba-Mexico Inter-parliamentary Meeting, points out that the continuity of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba for over half a century, which has caused so much suffering to its people, is an act of irrationality and a crime.
With respect to the case of Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Rene Gonzalez, the legislators expressed their support for the request so these men, condemned to long sentences for crimes they didn’t commit, can definitively return free to their homeland.
Ricardo Alarcon and Jose Gonzalez, presidents of the National Assembly of the People’s Power and of the Mexican Senate, in that order, as well as of the delegations of their respective countries, signed the document during the closing of two days of exchanges and fruitful debates in Havana.
Read by deputies Carlos Flores, co-president of the Mexican representatives, and Cuban Tubal Paez, the Joint Declaration highlights the contribution made by these periodical meetings, parliamentary diplomacy, and the legislators of the two nations to the re-composition and strengthening of bilateral bonds.
The document gives an account of the different topics tackled during the two-day meeting, like climate change, and, particularly, hurricanes, a terrible scourge for Cuba and Mexico, in the facing of which they will cooperate once more to minimize damages and, above all, to protect human lives.
The need for more cooperation for the development and rational use of renewable sources of energy was another point on the agenda. Parliamentarians expressed their commitment to the increase of exchanges and bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, culture, science and sports, as well as their support for regional integration and for the process of constitution and development of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.
Before signing the Declaration, Alarcon and Gonzalez underlined the atmosphere of fraternity and responsibility, open dialogue about dissimilar matters of bilateral interest, and the high level of coincidence in fundamental questions achieved at this meeting.
CUBAN NEWS AGENCY