China strongly condemns U.S. interference in Cuba’s internal affairs

Mao Ning

29th May 2024 – (Beijing) China’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Mao Ning, expressed China’s firm opposition to the United States’ interference in Cuba’s internal affairs, citing counterterrorism as a pretext, along with political suppression and economic sanctions. Mao made these remarks during a regular press conference in response to a media query regarding recent developments.

The U.S. government recently removed Cuba from the list of countries not fully cooperating against terrorism. However, it still designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism.” Mao highlighted that Cuba’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, pointed out that the United States has essentially acknowledged Cuba’s full cooperation in the fight against terrorism, as widely recognized.

China commended Cuba for its dedicated efforts in combating terrorism and firmly denounced the US interference in Cuba’s internal affairs under the guise of counterterrorism, as well as its political suppression and economic sanctions against the country.

Mao called on the United States to handle its relationship with Cuba in accordance with the principles and purposes outlined in the UN Charter, as well as the norms governing international relations. She stressed the importance of lifting all blockade measures and sanctions on Cuba, resolving disputes and differences through constructive dialogue and negotiation. By doing so, the United States would contribute to improving the overall relations between the two nations and maintaining peace and stability in the Americas.