Cuba supported Chinese President Xi Jinping’s global security proposal because it considers that it supposedly promotes multilateralism and respect for national sovereignty.
“Cuba welcomes the Global Security Initiative announced by President Xi Jinping,” Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez wrote on Twitter.
The foreign minister added on that social network that “we agree on the need for a vision of cooperative and sustainable security, based on respect for the United Nations Charter and contrary to unilateralism.”
Xi presented the aforementioned initiative at the Boao Forum, nicknamed the “Asian Davos,” which took place last month on the tropical island of Hainan (south of the country.)
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“We respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries. We adhere to non-interference in the internal affairs of others and we also respect the path of development that each one chooses for their country,” the Chinese leader said at the time.
Rodriguez’s statements come a day after China’s ambassador to the Caribbean country, Ma Hui, said that “Havana shares his country’s vision for world cooperation and security on the basis of dialogue and respect for sovereignty,” according to the official web site Cubadebate.
The two nations maintain close ties. The Asian country is one of Cuba’s main allies, the second-largest trading partner, and a collaborator in various cooperation projects in technology, education, and biotechnology.