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Cuban ambassador briefs Belgian lawmaker on impact of US blockade

Brussels, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to Belgium Yaira Jimenez on Wednesday briefed Senate President Stephanie D'Hose on the impact of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed and other hostile measures imposed by the United States.

At a meeting at the headquarters of the Federal Parliament, in this capital, the diplomat updated D’Hose on the reality in Cuba, a victim of a blockade imposed for more than 60 years by Washington, which intensified it with actions such as the inclusion of Cuba on its unilateral list of State sponsors of terrorism.

Jimenez and the parliamentary leader discussed Cuba’s social achievements, despite the aggression it faces, and provided information about the management and priorities of the National People’s Power Assembly during it 10th Legislature, constituted two months ago.

D’Hose was interested in the gender policies promoted in Cuba, particularly those related to the Family Code approved in 2022 in a popular referendum.

According to the Cuban Embassy, the meeting with the Belgian senator made it possible to discuss the ties of friendship and cooperation between Brussels and Havana, diplomatic ties that celebrated 120 years last year.

Likewise, the parties renewed their willingness to promote parliamentary exchanges, she said.


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