UN Recognizes Cuba's Role in the liberation of Africa
“We will never forget what Cuba and Fidel did for the African continent,” said Treki in a meeting with Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla at the headquarters of the Foreign Affairs ministry in Havana.
Treki also highlighted the island’s contribution, as member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), to the joint fight against Zionism and for the nations’ right to self-determination.
Rodríguez Parrilla told the UN’s leader that multilateralism on international relations was very important to Cuba and he suggested that the United Nations exercise its full power, granted by the UN Charter, in favor of world peace.
Likewise, the Cuban minister thanked the UN's authority for the resolutions condemning the 50-year-old economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba passed by that body.
Treki began on Monday an official visit to Cuba, during which he will meet with different government authorities. On Monday afternoon, he will hold talks with the Cuban First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura.
Ali Treki, from Lybia, was appointed as president of the UN's General Assembly on September 2009, to replace Nicaraguan Miguel D’Escoto.(acn)