We have not been alone in the important battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Spain has also extended its arms of brotherhood and solidarity, said Magalys Estrada Díaz, director general of Collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, today as she thanked the Spanish government for a donation to the Cuban health system.

During the event, which took place at the Havana Drugstore belonging to the Empresa Comercializadora y Distribuidora de Medicamentos, the director also thanked, on behalf of the Cuban people and government, the embassy of the European country in the Caribbean nation and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation.

She pointed out that during these months of the pandemic, Spain has been present with aid from the government, the business sector and solidarity organisations, which reflects the friendship and historical ties between the countries.

He also expressed interest in continuing to strengthen cooperation relations, convinced that the practice of solidarity, international collaboration and multilateralism are the path towards a more equitable, just and sustainable world.

Donation by the Spanish Government to the Cuban Health System, of the medicines Hydrocortisone and Enoxaparin Sodium, in the warehouses of the Havana Drugstore, in Cuba, on December 14, 2021.

The donation, consisting of 15,000 ampoules of Enoxaparin Sodium 60 mg/0.6 ml and 90,000 ampoules of Hydrocortisone 100 mg/2 ml, will go to the national health system and will contribute to support the fight against the pandemic.

The humanitarian aid was managed by the International Federation of Red Cross Societies and the Cuban Red Cross through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation. Dr. Luis Foyo Ceballos, executive president of the Cuban Red Cross, expressed his gratitude for the trust placed in him and insisted on the importance of the medicines for the treatment of patients in intensive care.

For his part, Javier González Sanjuán, Minister Counsellor of the Spanish Embassy, said that this collaboration together with those carried out by autonomous communities, Spanish municipalities, non-governmental organisations for development, universities, companies and Spanish civil society, demonstrate the solidarity and permanent commitment to the present and future of the Cuban people in the face of the great challenges and difficulties they are facing.

The period of crisis caused by the pandemic has demanded solidarity between nations, and in this situation the Spanish people’s demonstration of solidarity with the Cuban people could not be absent, he pointed out.