Cuba ratifies at the UN its willingness to improve relations with Washington

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 28 (acn) Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez reiterated his country´s willingness to advance towards the improvement of bilateral relations with the United States, a process affected by the US economic, commercial and financial blockade of the Caribbean nation.

In statements to PL news agency during a meeting with reporters who covered Tuesday´s vote on the Cuban resolution against the US policy, Rodriguez recalled that President Raul Castro has underline since December 17 and at different forums that Cuba is willing to do everything at its reach to improve bilateral links with the United States and back the change of policy announced by President Barack Obama.

According to the foreign minister, the over-50-year US siege of Cuba is an obstacle to the process aimed at improving bilateral relations and he added that the lifting of the blockade would be a favorable aspect not only for the two nations, but also for the region and the world.

Rodriguez also stressed Cuba´s willingness to boost bilateral dialog and cooperation in the benefit of the two countries. “We have received high-level US delegations and will continue to do so; we also have contacts with sectors of the US society, which we are ready to favor,” said the minister.

During the meeting with the reporters, the Cuban diplomat expressed his appreciation to world solidarity, which was proven with the stunning support of the Cuban resolution that demands the end of the US blockade, after 191 out of all 193 UN member nations gave their vote to Cuba.

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