Cuba denounces US blockade at peace conference in Paris

Cuba denounces US blockade at peace conference in Paris
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6 May 2024
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Cuban Ambassador to France Otto Vaillant on Saturday denounced the blockade that the United States has imposed on his country and the consequences of that policy, at a peace conference organized by the Communist Party of France (CPF).
 
Speaking at a round table dedicated to the peoples’ sovereign right to choose their path, the diplomat stated that Cuba has faced an economic, commercial and financial blockade from Washington for more than 60 years, precisely for exercising that right to self-determination.

“It is not easy for a small country to build this path against a big empire, but we will continue to win,” he warned at the event, which is being attended by guests from progressive organizations from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe, who are meeting at the at the CPF headquarters.

According to Vaillant, the triumph of the Revolution on January 1, 1959, was Cuba’s opportunity to achieve and consolidate its full sovereignty and independence, a fact that the powerful US neighbor cannot accept.

They are conquests that we have had to defend in more than six decades of constant aggression, with a blockade that affects the population and generates many difficulties, he explained. The ambassador asserted that despite so much US hostility, Cuba remains firm in the construction of its own social project and maintains its commitment to international solidarity.

At the opening of the peace conference, CPF International Relations Director Vincent Boulet repeated the organization’s condemnation of the US blockade against Cuba and its inclusion in Washington’s unilateral State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) list.

Boulet recalled that last year, the French communists launched a campaign to support Cuba in light of the consequences of the blockade and its extraterritorial nature.

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