Washington, United States.- The meeting of Cubans living in the United States supported the right of the people of the island to live and develop themselves in peace, and repudiated the actions of the current US government, the Allianza Martiana coalition said today.

The group that gathers in this country several organizations born in the Caribbean territory described the meeting held two days ago as a great opportunity because it allowed demonstrating the commitment of one part of the emigration with its duty to defend the right to self-determination.

Likewise, pointed out the Martiana Alliance, the decisions of the Donald Trump administration to reverse the process of normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba were condemned, which was reflected in the Final Declaration of the event.

That text also rejected ‘the genocidal policy of blockade that causes such disastrous consequences to our people in Cuba,’ added a press release broadcast this Monday by the coalition.

The emigrants group recalled that this economic, commercial and financial siege imposed 55 years ago will be considered at the UN General Assembly next November 1, ‘and we are convinced that it will be condemned again in a universal way.’

The Fourth Meeting of Cuban Residents in the United States in Defense of National Sovereignty and Against the Blockade featured interventions by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez; and the Havana Historian, Eusebio Leal.

The meeting, held at Howard University in Washington DC with nearly 130 participants from around twenty states, ‘was a firm step in the progressive process of integration of Cubans living abroad with the rest of our nation,’ noted the Alianza Martiana.

In the note of the coalition, was highlighted the leading role of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in the work started 40 years ago to integrate Cubans from inside and outside the island, a vital process that will benefit the growth of our country ‘.

It was also noted that the meeting in the United States coincided in time and purpose with two other regional meetings held this month, that of Cubans living in other Latin America and Caribbean countries, held in Panama City; and that of those settled in Europe, which took place in Milan, Italy.