Your weekly summary of 19 to 25 September 2021

In his Twitter account, the Foreign Minister said that the Caribbean nation advocates for adherence to the UN Charter and international law, as well as ratifies that only through international cooperation will they be able to face the challenges imposed by Covid-19

President of Cuba exalts decoration to a counterpart of Vietnam Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel praised the presentation of the José Martí Order to his counterpart from Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and said it was an honor.

The Cuban president highlighted in his Twitter account the granting of the highest distinction of the Caribbean nation to the leader of the Asian country, whom he defined as a close friend of the Antillean island.

Díaz-Canel also highlighted the example bequeathed by Vietnam, a state that he considered an inspiration for Cubans at all times.

Decrease in Covid-19 cases in Cuba allows reopening Executives of the sector of commerce and gastronomy in Cuba reported that the downward trend in the number of Covid-19 cases throughout the national territory allows for a gradual reopening of businesses.

Likewise, Cuban authorities announced the gradual reopening of its borders as of November 15, the date when most of the Cuban inhabitants are expected to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

After a year and a half of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is necessary to open this type of service, so a joint analysis with the Ministry of Public Health determined that there are currently favorable conditions for their reopening, said the Minister of Domestic Trade, Betsy Díaz.

Cuba completes production of Covid-19 vaccines for local population The Cuban biopharmaceutical industry has completed the production of all the necessary doses of its own Covid-19 vaccines to immunize the entire population in 2021, its executives informed.

We have completed the production of all the doses of vaccines that we need to immunize our population. The challenge was great, but we did it, Eduardo Martinez, director of BioCubaFarma, wrote on his official Twitter account.

Mass vaccination started in May, first in territories and risk groups, then to the provinces and now in the pediatric population from two to 18 years of age.

Cuban President called at the UN for a fairer, more equitable world Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel urged the United Nations to work together for a more equitable, just and democratic world order in which no one is left behind.

The dignitary participated online in the high-level segment of the General Assembly, specifically in the session on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

An unjust and undemocratic international order is the cause of the inequalities and exclusion faced today by the great majorities in a scenario aggravated by the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic,’ he said.

Bridges of Love calls global caravan against sanctions against Cuba The promoter of the Bridges of Love, Carlos Lazo, called a new global caravan to demand the end of the United States blockade and the lifting of the sanctions that punish the Cuban people.

In statements to Prensa Latina, the Cuban-American professor pointed out that participation in the caravan, scheduled for Sunday, was confirmed from several cities in the United States, Canada and Europe.

The streets of Miami, Las Vegas, New York and Seattle will be the scene of these caravans that advocate bridges of love between the peoples of Cuba and the United States, he pointed out.

Brussels, in Belgium, and other cities in European countries will also join the initiative, Lazo said.

Díaz-Canel says Cuba’s work is the reply to those who attack it President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, said that the work of the Revolution in terms of doctors, vaccines and cooperation is the best reply to those who attack it.

Cuban President participated in different meetings in the context of the high-level segment of the General Assembly running this year until September 27, focused on the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change as the main issues. He defended the need to end the waste of natural resources and the irrational production and consumption patterns of capitalism, which have had devastating effects on the environment.

He also called for a paradigm shift to root out an unequal and undemocratic international order that puts selfishness and the interests of a minority over the aspirations of millions of people.

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