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President of the UN General Assembly talks with the Cuban ambassador

United Nations, May 1 - The president of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, spoke on Friday with the Cuban ambassador, Pedro Luis Pedroso, about the agenda and upcoming meetings of the largest United Nations body.

This was reported by the Turkish diplomat through his official Twitter account, and shared some photos of the meeting where the alternate permanent representative of the Caribbean nation, Ana Silvia Rodríguez, was also present.

Among the next meetings of the Assembly is, precisely, the vote on June 23 of a draft resolution on the need to lift the blockade imposed by the United States on the Antillean country, a text similar to that supported 28 times by the multilateral forum.

The previous week, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez confirmed his confidence in international support for the resolution to end the US siege.

Through Twitter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs referred to the future evaluation of the document by the General Assembly, in which historically most of the countries rejected this Washington mechanism.

"We trust the support of the international community for the cessation of this inhumane policy and violation of the Charter of the United Nations," emphasized the head of Cuban diplomacy.

In 2020, 159 states and 34 international organizations sent information to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, in support of the resolution historically presented by Havana that demands the end of the US blockade.

According to Cuban authorities, from April 2019 to March 2020, the US aggression caused losses in the order of 5.570 million dollars, a record figure for a year, and the accumulated damages in six decades’ amount to 144 thousand 413 million dollars. (PL)