The Report by Cuba on the Blockade is presented in Namibia.
Likewise the Immediate Release of the Cuban Five is demanded.
Namibia, October 6, 2009. - The Counsellor of the Embassy of Cuba in Namibia, Antonio Pubillones Izaguirre, offered an interview to the NBC, the national television, at the Cuban diplomatic mission, to present the Report by Cuba on the Resolution 63/7 of the General Assembly of the Nations United "Necessity of putting an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba", and to call for its definitive lifting, as well as to also urge the immediate release of the Five comrades prisoners of the empire.
The Cuban diplomat offered a wide information about the beginning and essence of the blockade imposed for almost 50 years, the voting of the Cuban resolution this coming October 28, the growing support that the resolution has had during the last 17 years, having obtained 185 votes in favor last year, the extraterritoriality of the U.S. legislation, the fact that it violates the principles and standards of the International Law, as well as the damages that it has caused to the Cuban people of around 96 billion U.S. dollars, among other aspects.
The Cuban official, on behalf of the Cuban people and government, urged President Barack Obama to put an end to the ruthless and genocidal policy of blockade against Cuba as well as the immediate release of our five comrades who are prisoners in jails of the empire.
At the request by the interviewer of any other comment on the topic, Pubillones took the occasion to thank the Namibian Government for the support that it has always given to Cuba at the international arena in this and other issues. Likewise, he expressed his gratitude for the speech given by the head of the Namibian delegation to the 64 Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Foreign Minister Marco Hausiku, in which he urged the government of the United States to heed the call of the international community and implement the resolutions of the General Assembly that call for an end of the blockade and reaffirmed Namibia's solidarity and support to Cuba's call for the immediate release of the Five Cuban nationals detained in United States. (Cubaminrex- EmbaCuba Namibia)