MONTREAL, Canada.- The Government of Canada decided to defend the interests of nationals who conduct legitimate business and investment with Cuba, although the United States applies Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.

Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs of that country, made the statements during a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Recently, Cuban Chancellor    Bruno Rodriguez rejected the White House’s decision to suspend for only two weeks the full application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which he described as an aberration.

Cuba consider that position as a political blackmail by the US government, while ratifying that the Helms-Burton Act is irrelevant on the Island from what is established in national legislation, which protects foreign investment.