During a meeting of U.S. congresspeople with officials of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Cuba reiterated on Monday that there is no evidence of the alleged sonic attacks against U.S. diplomats in Cuba.
Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, director general for U.S. Affairs from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, welcomed U.S. congresspeople visiting Cuba and explained them Cuba's stance, posted the Foreign Ministry on its Twitter account.
In recent months, conservative sectors led by President Donald Trump have used health incidents reported by U.S. diplomats to damage bilateral relations and hinder the rapprochement announced in December 2014, under the presidential term of Barack Obama.
Cuba reiterated that no hostility against foreign representatives in its territory has been or will be allowed, in full accordance with the principles established by the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
Led by Patrick Leahy, Democrat senator from Vermont, the congresspeople envisage other meetings in this capital city with authorities, small entrepreneurs and experts in the fields of education, economics and biotechnology.
The congresspeople arrived on the weekend seeking to witness first hand the changes fostered by Trump's administration in the U.S. policy on Cuba.
Since his took the post in January 2017, Trump has reiterated his willingness to tighten the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, set up by the United States more than 50 years ago, while reversing some of the progress made in bilateral ties in 2015 and 2016, when high-level meetings were held and various cooperation agreements signed.