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Canada can mediate between the US and Cuba, Ambassador says

Canada can mediate between the US and Cuba, Ambassador says

Ottawa, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is counting on Canada's support at the United Nations vote against the economic, financial and commercial blockade the United States Government has maintained on the island for 63 years, Ambassador Hector Igarza told The Hill Times.

Igarza also asserted that Ottawa could act as a mediator between Washington and Havana, a role that would foster better relations between the two countries.

“We are very pleased with Canada’s position against the blockade. Canada has always voted in favor of Cuba and [in November] we expect another vote as they have done all these years,” the Cuban ambassador in Ottawa said.

In place for 63 years, the blockade was established by the US to provoke despair among the Cuban people, generate hunger and create fear to cause them to revolt and topple the government, but they have not succeeded, the diplomat stressed.

On November 2 and 3, Cuba will be presenting to the United Nations General Assembly for the thirtieth time, the draft resolution against the US hostility.

In 2021, Canada, together with 183 other countries, voted in favor of the resolution demanding Washington to lift its punitive economic policy against the neighboring island state.

Over the past five years, the US has hardened the blockade with the implementation of 243 measures issued by the administration of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) the Biden administration has kept in place.

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