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Cuban Foreign Minister arrives in New York for voting at the United Nations

Havana, Oct 31.- Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, arrived in New York City to participate starting this Wednesday in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in the consideration of the draft resolution that demands the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States.

As reported today by the Foreign Ministry of the Antillean nation, Rodríguez Parrilla will intervene this Thursday to present the report on the damages caused by the siege of Washington in the period between March1st, 2022 and February 28, 2023.

The project, titled Need to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba, on the next 1st. and on November 2, it will be submitted to analysis by the international community, which since 1992 has ratified with its votes the rejection of this unjust and illegal policy.

In 2022, the resolution presented by Cuba was approved with 185 votes in favor and two against it (the United States and Israel).

However, Cuban authorities denounce that the United States persists in ignoring this result, and has kept the blockade in force for more than 60 years, reinforcing it to unprecedented levels in the context of COVID-19.

The draft resolution calls for the lifting of unilateral coercive measures against Cuba, whose estimated economic damages at current prices amount to 159,084 million dollars and 1,337,057 billion, taking into account the behavior of the dollar against the value of gold in the international market.

The Foreign Ministry note also highlights that Cuba and its people trust in the overwhelming and unequivocal support of the international community in their legitimate demand to end the blockade. (Text: ACN) (Photo: profile on social network X of the Cuban Foreign Ministry)

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