Cuban Ambassador to Ghana presents the Report against the blockade

The Ambassador of Cuba to Ghana, Mr. Pedro Luis González Despaigne, Cuba presented in Accra the report of Cuba on the 70/5 resolution of the General Assembly of the Organization of United Nations (UN), entitled "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba", which will be put again to consideration of the UN main body on 26th October.

The presentation was made before journalists of eight Ghanaian news media, during a press conference at the Cuban Embassy. It was also attended by members of the Organization of Ghanaian Graduates in Cuba, ESBECAN.

The Ambassador in his presentation pointed out that despite Cuba and the United States have restored diplomatic relations, the blockade still remains in force. He stressed the affectations to the Cuban people of that policy of hostility that already lasts more than fifty-four years, and also affects the American people, deprived of their rights to travel freely to Cuba.

The Cuban diplomat also highlighted as from 1992 until last year, the number of countries that explicitly condemn the blockade has increased, emphasized the solidarity of African countries and in particular the intervention made by the President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, who last 21st September in the 71 session of the General Assembly of the UN called on the Government of the United States to put an end to the blockade against Cuba.

The Ambassador exchanged with the attendants about a group of issues related to: the contradictory relationship Cuba-U.S.A; Cuba's strengths to continue the resistance to the genocidal policy; the relations of Cuba with the African continent and Ghana in particular.

The representatives of Ghanaian graduates in Cuba highlighted the significance of been in Cuba while studying and sharing with the Cuban people, and appreciated the Cuban support and the Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro, to the liberation of the African continent.