Seminar examines ways to remove trade embargo against Cuba

07:56 20/10/2016
On October 19, the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association (VCFA) and the Cuba Embassy in Vietnam co-hosted a seminar on the trade embargo against Cuba in Hanoi.

Those in attendance included representative from the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and National Defence, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, mass organisations, historians and economic experts.

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Attendees expressed solidarity with the Cuban people and called on the US Congress to remove the economic , trade and financial blockade imposed on Cuba over the last five decades.

Cuban Ambassador Herminio Lopez Diaz pointed out the impacts caused by the US’s trade embargo against Cuba, while stressing the need to immediately remove the policy.

He said Cuba will submit a draft resolution to the 71 st session of the UN General Assembly this year to request the US lift its embargo policy against Cuba, and call for support from countries around the world for the resolution.

The seminar adopted a statement of the VCFA, which called on the US Congress to end the trade embargo against Cuba, thus removing obstacles to socio-economic development in the Caribbean country the normalization of the Cuba-US ties.