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Jamaican Parliament Rejects U.S. Blockade on Cuba

Minister of Industry, Investment and Trade of the People's National Party, Anthony Hylton Minister of Industry, Investment and Trade of the People's National Party, Anthony Hylton
Kingston, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican Parliament approved a resolution demanding the end of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba for over 50 years, the government has reported.

The motion, presented yesterday afternoon by lawmaker and Minister of Industry, Investment and Trade of the People's National Party, Anthony Hylton, was intensively discussed by members of the assembly, who highlighted Cuba's role in international collaboration and solidarity and referred to the impact of the unfair U.S. blockade on the Island.

On behalf of the Jamaican government, lawmaker and State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Arnaldo Brown, ratified the support to Cuba and decried the extraterritorial nature of the blockade, which is increasingly rejected by the international community.

The initiative not only condemned the blockade but also demanded the exclusion of Cuba from the U.S. list of countries that sponsor terrorism.

He reiterated Jamaica's support to the draft resolution to be submitted by Cuba to the 69th period of sessions of the UN General Assembly on October 28 on the necessity of ending the economic, comemrcial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America on Cuba.

At the end of the Jamaican Parliament session, Cuban diplomats working here, who witnessed the debate, appreciated the firm and constant support of the Jamaican people and government to Havana.

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