“The blockade is a measure against humanity, not only against Cuba because it penalizes the freedom of human beings,” he stressed at a press conference in the National Assembly in the framework of the presentation at the United Nations on Wednesday of a new draft resolution on the necessity to end the blockade imposed by Washington on Cuba.
Accompanied by Lawmakers Rodrigo Arenas (La France Insoumise) and Andre Chassaigne (French Communist Party), and the former president of the France-Cuba Friendship Group of the Assembly, François-Michel Lambert, the diplomat addressed the extraterritorial scope of the US hostile policy, which dates back more than six decades.
Vaillant explained the material damage caused by the blockade all this time and since its intensification in 2019 by the Donald Trump administration, but insisted that it is impossible to measure its human impact.
No figure can collect the suffering and pain caused to the Cuban people, he warned at the meeting, which was attended by journalists, representatives of French solidarity and cooperation associations, and Cuban residents in France.
The ambassador ratified Cuba’s right to sovereignty and to decide on its own the path to follow, prerogatives that the United States intends to prevent with its policy to seek the collapse of the economy and other aggressions, which include disinformation campaigns.