Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs: USAID will increase funding to fight against Cuban doctors

08.05.2020, Havanna.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will allocate an additional $2 million to counteract the brigades of Cuban doctors, said Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, the Granma newspaper informed on May 8.

In his Twitter account, Rodríguez Parrilla suggested that the U.S. government should focus its efforts on freeing its citizens from illness and death from COVID-19 instead of wasting money on countering international cooperation and health system.

The USAID announcement concerning the funding of actions against Cuban medical teams sparked several Twitter feeds from Cuban officials.

For example, representatives of the Cuban Embassy in Slovakia said that the amount of funding reflected the U.S. government’s concern about the example, which Cuba sets by its willingness to cooperate, by its solidarity, respect and constructive attitude towards other countries.

Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment of Cuba Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz believes that in at the highest point of the Coronavirus pandemic, taxpayers’ money could have been better used.

The General Director for U.S. Affairs at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs Carlos Fernandez de Cossio noted that the U.S. does not have enough money to save 80,000 of its citizens from the death, but there are funds available to fight Cuban doctors.

The U.S. has called on the countries where brigades of Cuban doctors work to terminate agreements with them, claiming that the rights of Cuban doctors are violated by their working conditions.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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