The signs of solidarity with Cuba following the Matanzas incident continue to come as a sign of our country’s great example of doing its best for others.
Amid the pain of the families of the disappeared, the hundreds of people who are on the frontlines today trying to put out the fire, and from across Cuba, the campaigns of hate and description continue unabated.
Despite the Cuban government’s clarification that it has not turned down international aid, they insist on selling the idea that we turn down the aid offered by the United States. For this reason, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, has clarified through his Twitter account that, as of Saturday 6, the United States government estimated and public.
It also describes that the northern nation offered technical advice, which we also appreciated and accepted. And there is frequent communication between the two governments. “There’s a lot of speculation,” he said.
As a practical show of solidarity, a Mexican firefighting vessel, the Bourbon Artabaze, arrived in Matanzas Bay this Tuesday. In addition, according to information from Prensa Latina, the Mexican Navy’s Libertador ship will arrive at the local port today to take part in the work to smother the fire.
This is an important contribution from Mexico, whose President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, like Venezuela, was one of the first to respond to Cuba’s request for international assistance to deal with the accident.
The Red Cross Society of China donated $150,000 to its counterpart in Cuba. This facility stated on its website that it was a humanitarian aid and would support the emergency caused by the fire.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told Prensa Latina that the two countries are good friends and brothers.
On behalf of the Asian giant, the Chinese People’s Friendship Association with Foreign Countries expressed its solidarity and assured that they hope that the fraternal Cuban people will soon overcome the difficulties and carry out the reconstruction after the accident.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) said in a statement released by Cubaminrex that “the extensive damage to infrastructure and the environment also worries the community, and like the solid brotherhood that our brother country has shown towards CARICOM, the community stands in solidarity with Cuba in its quest to limit the damage of this catastrophe and offer our help to our old friend and partner in overcoming this setback.”
The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan, joined the condolences.
Messages of solidarity were also received from the Portuguese Communist Party, Spanish Communist Party, Benin Communist Party, Swedish-Cuban Association, Broad Front Youth of Costa Rica, Timor Leste-Cuba Friendship Association, Serbian-Cubana, Albania- Cuba Friendship Association and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.