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Official calls on US to end its embargo against Cuba

Update: October, 29/2015 - 10:15
Viet Nam has joined other members of the UN General Assembly in calling for the immediate removal of the unjustified unilateral embargo against Cuba, she stressed. — Photo UN

NEW YORK (VNS) — Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Head of the Viet Nam Mission to the UN, asserted Viet Nam's strong opposition to the US's unilateral economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba during her speech at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday (local time).

"Viet Nam wishes to reiterate its firm conviction that the United States' blockade against Cuba for more than 5 decades is contrary to international law and the fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter, causing untold hardship for the Cuban people. This policy runs counter to the common desire of all nations in the world to build sound and equal international relations, regardless of political systems and in respect of each nation's rights to choose its own path of development," Nga stated.

Viet Nam has joined other members of the UN General Assembly in calling for the immediate removal of the unjustified unilateral embargo against Cuba, she stressed.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla also called for the US Congress's approval of a decision to end the embargo on Cuba at a press conference after the session.

Previously, in his speech at the session, Parrilla thanked the international community for its support for Cuba's request that the US lift its embargo on Cuba.

The embargo imposed by the US against Cuba for more than five decades has been the central obstacle for Cuba's economic development, Parrilla said. — VNS

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