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G-77+China calls for an end to US blockade against Cuba

United Nations, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) On behalf of the Group of 77 plus China, Uganda urged the United States to lift the criminal economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed against Cuba, at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.

The Ugandan permanent representative at the world organization, Adonia Ayebare, pointed out that this anachronistic policy, adopted for more than six decades, hinders Cuba’s trade and investments, in addition to causing massive material and human damages.

In that regard, he exemplified that from March 1, 2022, to February 28, 2023, the direct impact of the blockade caused losses to Cuba amounting to more than 4.8 billion dollars.

He added that the indirect losses in fields such as public health, agriculture, trade, investment, tourism and the banking sector, among others, are unquantifiable.

The G-77+China also demanded that the Washington remove Cuba from the list of countries that allegedly sponsor terrorism, an unjust and unilateral mechanism that reinforces the aforementioned economic blockade, he said.

Ayebare recognized that Cuba is an example of friendship and solidarity with the peoples of the world in the framework of South-South cooperation by contributing to the scientific-technical development of needy countries and participating in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The two-day debate on the Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba opened at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

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