Solidarity with Cuba in Geneva after Plane Crash

Geneva, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of international organizations based here, ambassadors and permanent representatives of different countries expressed their solidarity with Cuba after the plane crash that killed 111 people, diplomatic sources reported today.

According to a statement, the Havana mission in this Swiss city received in recent days many expressions of solidarity and heartfelt condolences, after the accident occurred last week.

The Director General of the World Organization for Migration, William Lacy Swing, expressed ‘solidarity and support in these moments of irretrievable losses’, on behalf of his colleagues around the world.

On the other hand, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and the Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa Etienne, conveyed their feelings to Minister Roberto Morales, who chairs the Cuban delegation to the 71st World Health Assembly.

Likewise, the President of the Interparliamentary Union, Gabriela Cuevas, and the General Secretary, Martin Chungong, sent a message of ‘closeness to the families of the victims of this tragedy’ through the Cuban National Assembly.

To this are added the many ambassadors who have spoken on behalf of their countries, which includes China, Vietnam, Ecuador, Venezuela, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the Dominican Republic, Algeria, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Palestine, Oman, Bahrain, Syria and the Polisario Front delegation.

Last Friday, a plane of the Mexican airline Damojh, leased by Cubana de Aviacion, crashed shortly after taking off from the Havana airport with 113 people on board, of which 110 died during the accident.

Of the three women who survived, one died a few days ago, while the other two remain under intensive care in the capital Calixto Garcia Hospital.

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