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Extraterritorial nature of the US blockade against Cuba is rejected in Belarus

Minsk, Oct 17.- The Belarusian National Assembly Working Group for Cooperation with the Cuban Parliament spoke out against the economic, commercial and financial bloc of the United States against the island.

A letter sent by this parliamentary group to the embassy of the Caribbean country in this capital considers that the siege imposed by Washington on Havana prevents the implementation of socioeconomic transformations and reduces Cuba's ability to expand trade.

We note with alarm that the largest of the Antilles still suffers the consequences of destructive decisions that not only cause colossal economic and financial losses, but also threaten the safety of its citizens, say the deputies.

We will continue with the show of solidarity with the Cuban people and with the work to strengthen political, economic and cultural ties, develop cooperation and friendly relations with Cuba, the document states.

The legislators express their gratitude to the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, for the support and solidarity with the Belarusian people, expressed at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, the statement underlines.

Furthermore, the Working Group condemns the attack with firearms against the Cuban diplomatic mission in Washington, perpetrated in April of this year.

We emphasize that in matters of security of diplomatic missions, all countries rely on the provision of security guarantees by the host states in accordance with international legal obligations, the official communication indicates.

We defend the inalienable right of each State to determine its own development model and we consider unacceptable attempts to change the internal political system of other countries through pressure, military, political, economic or other measures, he emphasizes.

We urge you to act exclusively in accordance with international law, respect the right to self-determination and adhere to the principles of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, underlines the letter from the deputies.

All political questions must be resolved on the basis of equality, reciprocity, respect for the sovereignty and independence of each state, notes the working group of the Belarusian legislature. (Text and photo: PL)