United Nations, United Nations.- The African Group reaffirmed on Wednesday before the United Nations General Assembly its rejection of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States for more than half a century.

The rejection of the US blockade against Cuba continues to gain momentum and today will not be the exception. The African Group remains firm in its principled position of solidarity with Cuba in its call to put an immediate end to this unilateral measure, declared Moncef Baati, Tunisia’s permanent representative to the UN.

Baati, representing the African Group, expressed deep concern about the negative consequences of the coercive economic measures imposed on the Cuban population for decades.

We condemn this situation as an unacceptable form of collective punishment, which contradicts the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially the maxim of ‘leave no one behind,’ stressed the diplomat.

The Tunisian representative pointed out that the US blockade against Cuba denies the UN’s collective aspiration to defend the ideas and principles of multilateralism, as envisioned in the United Nations Charter.

Our reaffirmation finds a perfect echo in this Assembly, and as in previous years, the African Group will vote overwhelmingly in favor of the resolution on the need to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba, Baati concluded.