The intervention of Miguel Mario Diaz-Colonel Permides, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, from the Palace of the Revolution at the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on October 14, 2021, “Year 63 of the Revolution”.
(Shorthand Editions – President)
Hon’ble Mr. Qasim-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
His Excellency Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus;
Heads of Representatives of the Member States of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council:
I thank you so much for being invited to this Council. It is always a pleasure to meet friends again, and for reasons beyond everyone’s control it is not in person.
This is the third time that Cuba has participated in the Eurasian Council as an Observer State, and I would like to reiterate here today the status that we have always respected, as it serves as an important opportunity to expand the friendship of traditional history. Collaboration that unites our people and governments.
I would like to extend my special appreciation to the corporate work of the Belarusian authorities and our exchange, as well as to Mikhail Myasnikovich, President of the Eurasian Economic Commission and its College.
Everyone gathered here We face a more or less challenging global situation, sometimes as a result of certain crises exacerbated or created by the Govt-19 epidemic, through unilateral coercive measures imposed by interfering governments. Powerful economies.
Under such conditions, Cooperation, solidarity and integration, which should be the natural forms of relations between nations, are essential, urgent And in practice the sole guarantors of the sustainable development of our countries’ economies, a fundamental condition that guarantees the well-being of our people.
Co-op Keyword when our agendas are consistent with priority: Coping with the Govt-19 epidemic, Is already considered the most complex health crisis that humanity has experienced in the last 100 years.
For my country, this crisis is exacerbated by the deliberate and opportunistic intensification of the economic, trade and financial blockade imposed by the US government 60 years ago.
I take this opportunity to thank again the support of the member states of the Union for putting an end to this criminal policy against Cuba.
Facing the epidemic in the last period along with the increase in aggression from abroad is not easy, but not possible. They tested us again, and once again the moral strength of our revolution and the ability of the Cubans to resist without retreating began to be known to our enemies and the world. To resist moving forward. To resist creating.
Cuban scientists and physicians in particular excelled in this endeavor, with fast-growing advanced research and innovative protocols leading to effective vaccines.
Abdala, Soperana 02 and Soberana Plus are our first vaccines with proven efficacy and are fully manufactured in the country large enough to vaccinate the entire Cuban population, including those who have recovered from the disease before the end of this year.
Further Children have been vaccinated since the age of two. It is proud: small and oppressed Cuba has achieved it.
Awesome, dear friends,
Cuba knows the power of unity, the strength of unity; That is why we always bet on cooperation and partnership, and we reaffirm our interest in implementing mechanisms that allow us to actively develop our economic, business, financial and collective relationships.
We would like to share our results, especially in the areas of health and biotechnology, and we are pleased to see progress.. It is noteworthy that BioCubaFarma has already recorded proven efficacy and quality Cuban products within the Union, such as Hemorrhoids-B, Heparin and active pharmaceutical ingredient of the vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae type B and hepatitis B in Russia. Pneumothorax and CIMAvax-EFG in Kazakhstan; And EPOCIM, LeukoClM and Heberprot-P in Belarus.
These first steps fill us with confidence in the possibility of entering into new strategic alliances, with the support of the Union, allowing us to introduce our products based on mutually beneficial business models.
We specialize in achieving our inclusion in pharmaceutical distribution agreements, R&D centers and technology parks, as well as the potential for creating joint ventures in industrial parks for the development, production and marketing of drugs within the company. Eurasian Economic Union.
We look forward with particular confidence to the potential for collaboration in areas such as energy, especially renewable resources, within the joint venture.
Expanding cooperation through experience and exchange and the management, management and development of wind and solar parks, as well as the use of other resources, is the first step towards topics covered by the Union countries. And solid experience.
Similarly, the tourism sector is a place with great potential for collaborative work. Recent experience working in the Russian Federation in this field confirms this.
We are ready to create favorable and attractive conditions for tourists from the member countries of the Union, for which Cuba’s goal is to promote Cuba on different intermediate channels, sites, radio, television and special media.
Until next November 15, when more than 90% of the Cuban population will be vaccinated, our borders will be gradually opened and sanitary-hygienic protocols will be more flexible during the arrival of travelers.
PCR is not required upon arrival and the visitor’s vaccination certificate will be approved. From now on, we welcome the Russian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Armenian brothers.
Another priority of Cuba is food production, which allows food sovereignty to be achieved. Considering the experience and decisions of the Union countries in the field of agriculture, the exchange between the major agro-food companies of the member countries and Cuba will enable us to make rapid progress in this field.
Similarly, there is a need to promote relations between Cuba’s central banks, Eurasian market countries, commercial banks, and the Central Cuban Bank and the Eurasian Development Bank.
We highlight the participation of the Cuban High Level Committee in the International Customs Forum to be held in Moscow in the coming days, where we will express our desire to conclude agreements between the Cuban Customs and the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union.
In the coming weeks, we will hold a session of the Joint Commission on Cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Commission in Havana, where a joint action plan will be signed, the implementation of which will allow us to intensify and formalize cooperation between the Union and us. The country, like the official level business circles.
Cuba is honored with the friendship of each of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union, which affirms our desire to enhance our bilateral relations in areas of common interest and to work with you to strengthen this integration plan. This is a challenging task, but we are convinced that it can be accomplished by political will.
Today, as we speak at a distance, I could not stop thinking about the deep emotions I received during my previous visits to various countries of the Eurasian Economic Union. We appreciate the progress your governments and people have made with a combination of praise and confidence.
From the warm Caribbean we have always been waiting for you, Cuba embraces you and once again appreciates the opportunity to work together for the most prosperous destiny our people deserve.
(Taken from ACN)
Raul received the post of Vice President of the Government of the Russian Federation