(ahora.cu) – The Group of 77 and China today demanded the end of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the U.S. government against Cuba for more than half a century.
Ambassador Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN, speaking on behalf of the Group and China, said that the U.S. measure causes a high economic and financial damage to the island and has a severe impact on the welfare of its people.
Thomson addressed the use by the Washington authorities of sanctions against citizens, institutions and companies of third countries to establish economic and financial relations with Havana, which -he said- intensifies the suffering of the population.
He reiterated that the Group rejects the application of laws and regulations with extraterritorial impact and all coercive economic measures against developing countries.
Thomson recalled that during the 37th meeting of foreign ministers of the Group, held in September in New York, member countries urged to remove the blockade and all measures designed by the United States against Cuba.