SOUTH JOURNAL: Cuba Condemns NATO Aggression Against Libya
- Submitted by: manso
- 08 / 04 / 2011
Posted on August 4, 2011 by lchirino. HAVANA, Cuba (SJ) Cuban President Raul Castro condemned NATO's military aggression against Libya during a meeting in this city with Abdulhaid M.Zlitniel, special envoy of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
During the meeting, which took place on Wednesday, Raul Castro called for the immediate end of the attacks on Libya, particularly the air strikes against civilian facilities, which kill innocent people, in order to advance towards a peaceful solution to the Libyan conflict on the grounds of full respect for Libya's independence, territorial integrity, self-determination and sovereignty over its natural resources, reads an article published on Granma newspaper.
The Cuban head of state expressed his support of actions being undertaken by the African Union to find a peaceful solution to the Libyan crisis.
In his talks with Zlitniel, who is the secretary of the People's General Planning and Finance Committee of the Great Jamahiriya People's Arab and Socialist Republic of Libya, the Cuban head of state demanded the end of air strikes against civilian facilities that result in the killing of innocent people.
The Libyan envoy brought Raul Castro a message from Gaddafi and informed him about ongoing efforts by the Libyan government to face the current international campaign by the western powers aimed at isolating the northern African nation.
The meeting was attended by Ahmed Jarrud, undersecretary of the People's Committee for Foreign Relations and by Ali Mohamed Ajeili, Libyan ambassador to Cuba.