United Nations, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez demanded today in New York the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed more than six decades ago by the United States.
From his profile on the social network Twitter, the foreign minister required that the highest representative of the White House, Joe Biden, abide by the claims of the largest of the Antilles in the United Nations (UN) referring to the sovereignty and integrity of the territories.
That demand, affirmed the head of diplomacy, includes the autonomy of small states, freedom of navigation and respect for political differences, and previously he thanked more than 80 Colombian congressmen who requested Cuba’s removal from the list of country sponsors of terrorism.
The parliamentarians of the South American nation extended their request to Vice President Kamala Harris and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and recognized the multiple effects of this unilateral decision conceived by Washington against the people and government of the island.
According to the legislators, Cuba always expresses its commitment to peace in Colombia and reiterated its significant role in the agreements planned between the government of the newly elected head of state, Gustavo Petro, and the National Liberation Army (ELN).
Signed in Bogotá, the letter also recognizes the area of Latin America and the Caribbean as a natural space for economic and political integration, with common historical ties and geographical belonging, hence the wisdom of using spaces and mechanisms in favor of regional unity.
The letter expresses concern about the designation of a country that has been a guarantor of the peace agreements for years as a sponsor of terrorism, under untenable arguments and with negative consequences, including the closure of any possibility of financing in the world market.