India reaffirmed its opposition to the U.S. blockade against Cuba by voting for the twentieth consecutive time in the UN General Assembly for the lifting of the illegal measure.
IANS news agency today highlights the position of the South Asian nation, expressed in that forum by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, E. Ahamed. India is well echoed the sentiments of civil society representatives, academics, professionals and youth organizations, students, peasants and other sectors of national life in recent days that Washington demanded the immediate cessation of the blockade.
Basing the vote of his country, Ahamed recognized that the measures taken by the United States government last January to ease restrictions on travel and remittances to the island are positive.
In total, the resolution condemning the blockade was supported by 186 States and three abstained (Marshall Islands, Palau and Micronesia), while Sweden and Libya did not vote.