Burkina Faso advocates lifting US blockade against Cuba at UN

Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore advocated on Thursday in the UN general debate lifting the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba.
At his virtual address to the high-level debate of the General Assembly in its 75th session, the president also congratulated Cuba for its work to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and its international solidarity.

Kabore highlighted that Cuba has sent hundreds of doctors and healthcare professionals to over 35 countries responding to the demand for immediate help to fight against the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou expressed on Thursday his support for the call of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres regarding the suspension or lifting of unilateral coercive measures, which may hamper the ability of States to fight against Covid-19 and respond to the needs of the population.

The UN highest authorities and other international organizations have repeatedly advocated the lifting of sanctions and unilateral coercive measures that hinder the response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the development of peoples.

This call is also present in the general debate at the UN, where countries such as Costa Rica, Venezuela, Namibia, Kenya, South Africa and Suriname have advocated putting an end to the US blockade against Cuba.

Source: Prensa latina