Havana, Sep 25.- Several international delegations called for an end to the blockade and congratulated Cuba for its solidarity during Thursday's debate on the 75th edition of the United Nations General Assembly.
The president of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, said in his speech that he reiterated the call to lift the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on Cuba since 1962 by the United States, while congratulating the Caribbean nation for having been able to contain the pandemic and for the international solidarity shown by sending hundreds of doctors and health personnel to more than 35 countries around the world in response to the demand for immediate help.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema, the main leader of Equatorial Guinea, also requested on behalf of his country the end of the blockade, so that Cuba can optimize its enormous potential and meet the needs of its people.
Another of the leaders who was in favor of ending the unilateral sanctions imposed on Cuba was Nguyễn Phú Trọng, president of Vietnam, who recalled that dialogue on confrontation and the peaceful resolution of disputes over the acts should be chosen. taxation that negatively affect the socioeconomic development of countries and people's livelihoods.
The president of Timor Leste, Francisco Guterres, explained that from the moment that work began to confront the pandemic there, the help provided by other countries such as China and Cuba was very useful; He said that he felt fair to ask and put an end to the embargo suffered by the people and the Government of the Antillean nation, and reiterated that the solidarity of Cuban scientists, doctors and health professionals in confronting Covid-19 deserves respect and admiration.
Manuel Pinto da Costa, president of Sao Tomé and Príncipe, expressed that the blockade continues to be a very worrying matter, for which he called for these sanctions to be lifted so that Cuba can face the challenges of social and economic development, in a manner that it can take better advantage of its commercial relations in equality with other member states.
The UN General Assembly opened its 75th session on September 15, chaired by the Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir, and marked by the Covid-19 pandemic that affects the whole world. (ACN) (Photo: File)