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Australia supports Cuba in its struggle against US blockade

Canberra, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The support to Cuba in its struggle for the unconditional lifting of the economic, financial, and commercial blockade imposed by the United States more than six decades ago continues to be expressed in several ways in Australia.

The most recent action occurred early this week when a motion against this siege was presented for the first time in the Federal Parliament, which classified the text as a severe and systematic violation of international laws and the United Nations Charter.

Sharon Claydon, Vice-President of the House of Representatives in the Federal Parliament and co-president of the Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba, seconded by Warren Entsch, co-president of the same group, registered the document.

In the motion’s presentation, parliamentarians from different parties presented solid arguments against the US blockade, especially the effects this policy has on the development of the Cuban people, its economy, and human rights.

During the debate on the document, to which Cuban Ambassador to Australia, Tanieris Diéguez, attended, some statements were also made on Cuba’s work in the international arena, particularly in medical cooperation, and on the development of the health and education systems achieved by that nation.

The motion recalls that in early November last year, Australia and 186 other countries voted on the resolution presented by Cuba in the United Nations General Assembly, demanding an end to the extended and tightened US blockade.

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