By José LLamos Camejo

August 26, 2022


Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel welcomed Nicolás Maduro’s announcement and thanked Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for his help in the disaster.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that his country will help rebuild the infrastructure damaged by the fire in the Supertanker Base in Matanzas and urged the highest-authorities of the Venezuelan Oil Ministry to reach the Cuban side to start coordination.

“Get in touch with the Cuban oil and energy authorities to initiate the design for the reconstruction of the Supertanker yard in Matanzas,” the president oriented Tareck El Aissami, Venezuelan Oil Minister, and Asdrubal Chavez, president of the state-owned PDVSA.

“Cuba knows that it can count on our scientific, technical, engineering and workforce’s support,” Maduro ratified. After ruling out the possibility that Cuba will be alone under any circumstances, he assured that Cuba will always have “the support of the peoples of the world and of the sensitive, brave and humanist governments.”

On Twitter, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez thanked his Venezuelan counterpart for this decision and praised the attitude of the personnel sent by that country to face the fire in Matanzas. “Once again together, we will recover what the fire took,” said Díaz-Canel.

On Wednesday, the Cuban president also thanked his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador on a telephone call, for the help provided in the wake of the fire.

The Cuban president tweeted describing Mexico’s prompt response as timely, effective and very necessary. He also reiterated his respect, admiration and affection for the people and government of Mexico “for such an authentic example of solidarity.”


-Translated by ESTI