China criticizes the US for violating the 2030 Agenda with

China criticizes the US for violating the 2030 Agenda with blockade against Cuba

Beijing, November 3 (Prensa Latina) China today criticized the United States for violating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals by ignoring international demand and the economic, financial and trade blockade against Cuba for more than six years maintained for decades.

Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, told Prensa Latina that the siege must end immediately as it has seriously violated the island’s right to survival and development.

He deplored the continuity and even the hardening of this policy amid the Covid-19 pandemic, even though the international community had overwhelmingly voted to end it in sessions of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly for 29 consecutive years. . . ).

Stressing that the world must condemn such a position with “one voice,” Zhao called on the United States to establish normal relations with Cuba while respecting the principles and goals of the UN Charter and the basic norms of bilateral relations.

Likewise, he noted that improving Washington-Havana relations would benefit mutual interests as well as peace and stability in the region.

This Wednesday, Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Dai Bing made a similar statement while intervening in debate on a resolution calling for an end to the blockade at the 77th session of the General Assembly.

He added that the Asian giant will once again join the international rejection of this policy and will oppose any measure with extraterritorial repercussions that affects the sovereignty of states, the interests and legitimate rights of individuals or entities, and free navigation.

“Dialogue at eye level and friendly agreement are the best way to resolve differences (…) Protectionism and harassment practices serve no one,” stressed the diplomat.

Like China, several nations and organizations spoke out against the blockade when delivering their speeches to the international conclave.

Last September, Beijing even refused to extend the law extending US policy towards Cuba for another year, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi himself called this unacceptable in the high-level segment of the 77th session of the General Assembly.