Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Rejects Spain’s Interference in Cuban Affairs
Havana, February 21 (RHC) -- Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Dagoberto Rodriguez urged Spain´s Foreign Minister José Manuel Garcia-Margallo to pay attention to Spain’s domestic problems instead of meddling in Cuba’s internal affairs.
In response to statements by García-Margallo to the Sunday edition of El Mundo newspaper, Rodriguez said that the Spanish foreign minister used disrespectful and interfering expressions related to human rights and the law in Cuba.
In an official release, Deputy Foreign Minister, Dagoberto Rodriguez Barrera, said, "We express our strong opposition to these statements constituting a new interference in Cuban internal affairs," and pointed out that Cuba is no longer a (Spanish) colony.
The Cuban deputy foreign minister noted: “It is not in Cuba, where the followers of Franco are. It is better that he (García-Margallo) looks in his own backyard.”
Rodriguez stated that instead of interfering in Cuban internal affairs, the Spanish government should try to solve its own economic and human rights problems, like the rampant unemployment, public debt and the police crackdown on peaceful protesters.