Cuba and WFP reaffirm commitment to fight hunger

Cuba and WFP reaffirm commitment to fight hunger

Heritage & Traditions

Cubaplus courtesy of Prensa Latina

Cuba and the World Food Programme (WFP) have reaffirmed the good state of cooperation and their commitment to continue strengthening work for a world free of hunger.

That was the main topic of the meeting held at the Cuban Embassy in Italy by Ambassador and Permanent Representative before international organizations in that capital Jose Carlos Rodriguez and WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Miguel Barreto.

The Cuban Embassy pointed out in a statement that Rodriguez thanked the WFP for the recent assistance offered after Tropical Storm Eta passed near Cuba, as well as the support for social programs related to food security and the response to disasters caused by natural phenomena.

Talking about the role of the staff of this UN specialized organization, the diplomat added that as a member of its board of directors, Cuba will keep its support and responsible contribution to unconditional, transparent and impartial international cooperation under the principles of multilateralism.

In addition, he spoke about the serious damage caused on the Cuban people's food security by the US economic, commercial, and financial blockade, tightened in recent years.

According to the press release, both parties discussed the upcoming WFP's 2021-2024 Strategic Plan for Cuba, which will directly benefit over 1.5 million people and 3.9 million indirectly.