More than 400 people around the world recently co-signed an open letter to US President Joe Biden, calling on him to relax sanctions on Cuba, remove former president Trump's coercive measures, and abandon Cold War politics.
"There is no reason to maintain the Cold War politics that required the US to treat Cuba as an existential enemy rather than a neighbor. Instead of maintaining the path set by Trump in his efforts to undo President Obama's opening to Cuba, we call on you to move forward, resume the opening and begin the process of ending the embargo. Ending the severe shortages in food and medicine must be the top priority," read the open letter that the Cuban Embassy in China sent to the Global Times for reference.
The Cuban Embassy in China told the Global Times on Tuesday that under the title "Let Cuba live," more than 400 former heads of state, politicians, intellectuals, scientists, clerics, artists, musicians, leaders and activists from around the world called on Biden to immediately lift sanctions against Cuba.
Biden wrote on July 12 that "We stand with the Cuban people." The open letter said that if Biden really means it, then he should "immediately sign an executive order and annul Trump's 243 coercive measures."
Due to US sanctions and the pandemic, Cuba is experiencing a very difficult time. Cuban Ambassador to China Carlos Miguel Pereira told the Global Times in a previous interview that Cuba is facing difficulties in obtaining essential medical supplies and goods to combat the pandemic.