Havana, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States will open dialogues next week on Human Rights, meeting suggested by Havana and accepted by Washington, said here a Foreign Ministry official. In press conference, Pedro Luis Pedroso, general deputy director for Multi Lateral Affairs and International Law in the Foreign Affairs Ministry said the dialogue will take place on March 31st in the USA capital.
Cuba expects the meeting will take place in a
constructive environment, on reciprocal basis, without conditions, or
discriminatory treatment and within full respect to the sovereignty,
independence and the no interference in the parties internal affairs,
He added the dialogue will include topics of
interest for both countries and in that context Cuba will talk on its
achievements in the promotion and protection of Human Rights, not only
for the people, but also to numerous nations in the world, with which
the country has cooperated in sectors like health and education.
At the same time we will talk on our concerns about the situation of
Human Rights in USA and in other places where that country has direct
incidence, he added.
These talks on Human Rights are an example
of the will of Cuba to exchange with USA on any topic despite
differences, under basis of equity and reciprocity, he remarked.
We are conscious of the deep differences between us and the USA
government regarding political systems, democracy, human rights and
international law but we have the invariable wish that both countries
can have a civilized relationship within the recognition and respect of
these differences, he added.