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Antigua and Barbuda, along with all 13 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states, voted in favor of a resolution at the UN General Assembly that calls for an end to the economic and trade embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba since 1960.
The resolution, entitled “necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba,” received support from 187 states while only the US and Israel voted against it and Ukraine abstained.
Despite the General Assembly’s resolutions dating back to 1992, the embargo remains in place, and the Assembly expressed concern about the adverse effects of such measures on the Cuban people and on Cuban nationals living in other countries.
The General Assembly once again called on all states to refrain from promulgating and applying such restrictive laws and measures in accordance with their obligations under the UN Charter and international law.