Cuba presented a report on its U.N. resolution demanding the end of the U.S. blockade against the island during a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasburg, France.
Prensa Latina reports that the Cuban ambassador to Belgium and to the European Union, Elio Rodriguez, denounced that the American economic, commercial and financial siege remains intact.
He recalled that during this year Washington has continued to fine and to confiscate merchandize from companies that tried to do business with Cuba, while hampering Cuban commercial transactions with third countries.
Rodriguez said President Barack Obama notified earlier this year that keeping the blockade on Cuba was a matter of national interest and for that reason he renewed an American law that forbids commercial exchange with territories that are considered a threat to the United States and which currently only affects Cuba.
The ambassador expressed his confidence that next October 28 the island will win another important diplomatic victory when the international community once again votes in favor of the draft resolution against the blockade to be presented before the UN General Assembly.
Cuban Agency News
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