Beijing, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The failure of the U.S. blockade policy against
Cuba for over 50 years and its intentions to isolate that country were stated in this capital by the island”s ambassador in this capital, Alberto Blanco .
During a press conference at the Cuban embassy in Beijing, the diplomat denounced the Washington unilateral and punitive policy that will be submitted for the 21st time at the U.N. General Assembly on November 13.
That day, participants will vote on a resolution entitled “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba,” which last year achieved 186 votes of 192 countries accredited in that international organization and only two against: United States and Israel.
During his meeting with the press, the top Cuban representative in China thanked the permanent support by the Beijing government to the Cuban demand against the blockade, and referred to the proper course of bilateral relations of friendship and cooperation.
Blanco said that for a seventh consecutive year, China is Cuba’s second major trading partner.
Answering questions about the impact of the U.S. blockade, the ambassador stated that despite its failure, the Washington’s hostile policy is the main obstacle to the development of his nation, because it prevents bilateral free exchange and affects business and transactions with third countries.
The diplomat said that the extraterritorial application of the blockade has been reinforced as proved sanctions and prosecutions against citizens, institutions and companies from other countries, which have established or intended to establish economic, commercial and financial relations with Cuba.
Blanco said that in more than 50 years of application, the economic damage caused by the island’s blockade rises, up to December 2011, $1.066 trillion dollars, considering the depreciation of the U.S.
dollar against the value of gold in the international market.