Friday, September 15, 2006

A moment of your time, Mr Annan ...

Kofi Annan has arrived in Cuba as a delegate to the Summit of the Non Aligned Movement.

He was welcomed at the airport by Felipe Perez Roque, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, as you can see in the photograph above.

So far, we don’t know whether the peripatetic Mr Annan will find time in his no-doubt very busy schedule to meet with Oswaldo Paya, who heads one of Cuba’s best known dissident groups.

Mr Paya wrote to the Secretary General of the United Nations some days ago requesting a meeting to discuss a range of important issues, including human right conditions in Cuba and the liberation of several dozen political prisoners now rotting in Fidel Castro’s extensive prison system.

I suspect the chances of such a meeting taking place will be ... zilch?


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