Banjul, June 20, 2022:-The Gambia-Cuba Friendship Group in the National Assembly of this West African nation last Friday reiterated its solidarity with the Cuban people and Government in the complex situation that the Island faces due to the blockade imposed by the United States, in the midst of the serious crisis that humanity is experiencing today.
In a meeting with all the members of the aforementioned legislative group, the Ambassador of the largest of the Antilles in the Gambia, Rubén G. Abelenda, expressed gratitude to Deputies for the historic position of Gambians in favour of lifting the economic, commercial and financial sanctions that has been applied by Washington to its compatriots for more than sixty years.
The diplomat asserted that despite Washington’s illegal and harsh blockade of his country, they will continue to collaborate with this sister nation of the Gambia and with all the peoples of Africa, to whom they are linked by blood, culture and the struggle for sovereignty and independence.
Ambassador Rubén G. Abelenda stated that Cuba favours dialogue and good relations with its northern neighbour, but it has to defend itself when it is attacked, as it is happening today.
The legislators of the Friendship Group, headed by its president Madi Ceesay and members of various Gambian political forces, expressed gratitude to the dean Antillean archipelago for its historic solidarity with this continent.