CELAC to Support Resolution against US Blockade of Cuba

United Nations, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador’s ambassador at the UN, Ruben Escalante, assured on Wednesday that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will support the resolution against the US financial, economic and commercial blockade of Cuba.

In a brief speech at the Plenary of the United Nations General Assembly, Escalante noted that the organization condemns the hostile US policy and emphasizes its extraterritorial and interfering nature.

We regret that the blockade is a reality for the Cuban people and an obstacle to the economic development of the nation, he added.

Likewise, the diplomat said that CELAC urges the US government to end the implementation of the blockade and to heed the international community’s call.

This policy must end. President Donald Trump, if he wished, could use his prerogatives to change it, the diplomat affirmed.

In addition, he demanded the return of the occupied territory in Guantanamo, as an essential step to return to the normalization of relations between the two countries, which started during the Barack Obama administration.

In 2017, 191 out 193 UN member States voted for end to the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by Washington on Cuba.

The only two nations that opposed the resolution were the United States and Israel.

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