At the UN, Mexico considered that the end of the economic embargo on Cuba would allow for better development of the country and the region.
Mexico’s diplomatic representation to the United Nations (UN) asked the U.S. government to lift the economic embargo on Cuba that the United States has maintained for more than 50 years.
In his speech, Ambassador Juan Ramón de la Fuente argued that the economic opening of the island would allow a better development of the region, particularly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“In the face of a pandemic such as the one we are facing due to Covid-19, it is imperative to put an end to the blockade that is being maintained on Cuba,” de la Fuente said.
“Mexico is convinced that this will contribute not only to reversing the difficult economic situation of the Cuban people, but also to improving the regional environment, and we urge the international community to show its solidarity and support to promote the well-being, economic growth and sustainable development of all nations, without exception,” he added.
The former UNAM governor considered that the pressure for political or economic purposes of one nation on the target of the embargo on Cuba, another only contributes to international instability and violates the Charter of the United Nations.
The UN General Assembly voted on a resolution calling for an end to the embargo on Cuba where 184 nations, including Mexico, voted in favor, 2 against – the United States and Israel – and three countries abstained – Colombia, the United Arab Emirates and Ukraine.