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Cuba to continue denouncing the blockade, despite postponement of resolution


HAVANA, Cuba, July 30 (ACN) The presentation at the United Nations of the Cuban resolution against the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade will take place in May 2021 instead of the traditional date, the Cuban foreign ministry announced on Wednesday.

Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo, Cuban deputy minister of foreign affairs, explained the change of date (traditionally between late October and early November) responds to the complex epidemiological situation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic at the global level and in particular in the United States, including New York.
Such a reality will lead to changes in the normal course of the work of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at its 75th session, she told the press.
This will have repercussions on the debate and vote on the resolution presented by Cuba before the plenary of the Assembly, which has the support of the international community, which almost unanimously requests the lifting of the US blockade every year, the official added.
Rodriguez Camejo stated that for the twenty-ninth consecutive time, Cuba will present its draft resolution against the blockade to the General Assembly. To that effect, the Cuban side trusts in the sustained and overwhelming support of the international community in the face of a coercive measure that, far from being lifted, has tightened even in times of pandemic.
As long as the US economic, commercial and financial blockade persists, which has also tightened without taking into account the damage caused by the pandemic, Cuba will not cease to denounce this policy in all possible scenarios, nor will it stop, as the international community demands, claiming its lifting, the diplomat concluded.

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