Thursday, October 04, 2007
Namibia Calls for End of US Blockade against Cuba at UN General Assembly
Havana, Oct 4 (ACN) The end of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, which "violates international law and is politically unjustifiable and antidemocratic" was demanded on Wednesday by Namibia during the final day of the 62nd period of sessions of the UN General Assembly.
In his speech, Namibian Foreign Minister Marco Hausiku also stressed the need to strengthen the UN's role in dealing with the world's current problems and made reference to the "combination of the devastating HIV pandemia and poverty".
According to Granma news daily, during the final day of sessions, the Mexican permanent ambassador to the United Nations, Claude Heller, announced that his country presented a bid to hold a non-permanent seta at the UN Security Council for the 2009-2010 period.
For his part, the ambassador from Trinidad and Tobago, Philip Sealy, whose speech closed the discussions, ratified the importance of strengthening the Security Council and the need to preserve world peace and international security in order to achieve economic development.