International groups call for an end to the US blockade against Cuba – Prensa Latina

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The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has expressed strong opposition to unilateral coercive measures such as the North American siege against the Caribbean island, which violates the human rights and right to development of an entire people.

He also denounced the extraterritorial nature of the blockade which affects third countries and prevents trade and financial relations with Cuba.

The United States government must take the necessary steps to reverse the measures taken against the Caribbean island, Azerbaijan Permanent Representative to the UN Yashar Aliyev said on behalf of the NAM.

For its part, the Group of 77 plus China highlighted the example that Cuba has provided in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and its solidarity with other nations of the world.

He also reiterated the call for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States, which constitutes the main obstacle to the development of the largest island of the Antilles.

At the same time, the Singaporean representation, on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), called for the lifting of this North American measure as soon as possible.

ASEAN reaffirmed its support for the draft resolution that will be presented today and calls for an end to the blockade, a text similar to that systematically approved by an overwhelming majority of UN member states.

For the twenty-ninth time, the draft resolution “The need to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America on Cuba will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly”.

Since 1992, the Assembly has supported this resolution calling for an end to the American siege, but the United States government continues to ignore the countries of the world and persists in its hostile policy.

Former US President Donald Trump applied 243 new measures and sanctions against the island over the course of his four years in office, and to date Joe Biden’s administration has followed the same policy in its entirety.

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