The resolution presented by Cuba to request the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States was approved this Thursday by the General Assembly with 187 votes in favor.
The text received two votes against (the United States and Israel) and one member state abstained (Ukraine).
The resolution recognizes the blockade as the central element of United States policy towards Cuba for more than six decades.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, and the Permanent Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, Busadee Santipitaks, chaired this Friday the Second Round of Political Consultations between the foreign ministries of both countries.
During the exchange, the good state of bilateral relations was confirmed in the year of the 65th anniversary of their establishment and the will of both parties to continue consolidating dialogue and diversify cooperation in areas of common interest was ratified.
Statement of the Group of 77 and China on agenda item 59: Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources at the Second Committee of the General Assembly.
(New York, 16 October 2023)
Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba reiterates its deep concern about the escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine, a consequence of decades of Israeli practices of illegal occupation and colonization, in flagrant violation of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people in their own territory. , as well as the long-standing disrespect for the Purposes and Principles of the Charter of the United Nations and International Law, including numerous relevant UN resolutions.