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AU Seeks Ceasefire On US Financial, Economic Blockade On Cuba

AU Seeks Ceasefire On US Financial, Economic Blockade On Cuba
  • PublishedFebruary 24, 2023


The African Union has urged the United States to lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade it imposed on the Republic of Cuba.

In a resolution, the body expressed serious concern about the continuous and illegal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the Cuban government and people.

The AU reaffirmed its full support to the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, regretting the regression in bilateral relations between the two countries, calling on the government of the United States of America, to rescind its decision.

The resolution also: “regrets the measures implemented by the Government of the United States since 9th November 2017, which strengthen the blockade and expresses deep concern over the widening of the extraterritorial nature of the blockade, including the full implementation of Chapter III of the Helms-Burton Act (based on paragraph 300 of the G-77 Ministerial Declaration of 2022, which maintains the same language agreed in 2021);

Acknowledges that the negative impact of the blockade is aggravated and even crueler in the current context, when Cuba is facing the economic and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic;


“Also Acknowledges that the blockade is the main obstacle for Cuba’s implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and shares this concern due to the importance that the African Union attaches to the achievements of the objectives on the said agenda.”

The African Union expressed its solidarity with the people of Cuba, in this period.

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