Kofi Annan expects US to end embargo

Campaign News | Wednesday, 12 November 2003

UN General Secreatary speaks in Peru

Annan expects US to end embargo on Cuba

www.chinaview.cn 2003-11-12 09:19:29

LIMA, Nov. 11 (Xinhuanet) -- The United Nations expects the United States to lift the economic sanctions against Cuba, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said here on Tuesday.

Annan, who started a two-day official visit to Peru on Tuesday,told reporters that the UN General Assembly "has been very active on the need to lift the embargo against Cuba."

"The US government knows our position on the issue and we look forward to the lifting of the economic sanctions against Cuba," added Annan during the joint conference with Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo.

Last week, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution calling for an end of the economic, financial and trade embargo kept by the United States against Cuba since 1960.

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