Vietnam calls for an end to US embargo against Cuba
A Vietnamese diplomat to the UN has called on the United States to put an immediate end to its embargo against Cuba and remove the Caribbean state from the list of state sponsors of terrorism as part of steps towards normalising relations between the two countries.
Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, head of the Vietnamese Delegation to the UN, was speaking during a UN General Assembly debate on the “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” which was held in New York on November 1 - 2.
Vietnam opposes the economic, commercial, and financial embargo placed against Cuba that violates international law and goes against the basic principles of the UN Charter, he stressed.
The Ambassador also stated that Vietnam opposes all forms of unilateral imposition and embargoes placed against sovereign countries.
He also reaffirmed Vietnam’s close cooperation, friendship, and solidarity with the fraternal Cuban people.
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba”, with 187 votes in favour, two votes against, and one abstention.
Since 1992, the UN General Assembly has held similar debates and passed similar resolutions with support from the majority of UN member countries.