NAMIBIAN AMBASSADOR AND PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE SPEAKS FOR CUBA AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Namibia at the United Nations General Assembly, presented a statement explaining the necessity for the US to lift the 55 year old blockade off the Cuban economy as it is a violation of fundamental human rights considering the recent damage caused by hurricane Irma.
His Excellency Ambassador Neville Gertze in alignment with the Permanent Representatives of Venenzuela, Egypt and Ecuador claimed that this unfair treatment of the Cuban people is contrary to international law and the charter of the UN.
Not only does it affect both foreign trade and investments but the island’s very recovery from hurricane Irma. Former President Barack Obama recognized the obsolete failure of the half a century feud and urged US congress to end it shortly before his departure, however President Donald Trump announced the tightening of US policies against Cuba earlier this year, leaving a bad stain on Obamas efforts and further damaging the relationship between the two nations.
His Excellency Mr Gertze and fellow Permanent Representatives urged for the lifting of the embargo giving Cuba a fair chance to rebuild their nation especially after facing a category 5 natural disaster adding to the already existent financial and economic difficulties caused by US sanctions