Unilateral sanctions unjustifiable :
Hostile anti-Cuban policies must end
Enforcement of law and any imposition of unilateral sanction measure
against a sovereign country in either direct or indirect means are
unjustifiable and is considered as a violation of the general principles
of international laws and moral principles of modern times, said Lao
Democratic Republic National Assembly President Thongsing Thammavong
addressing the V Asia - Pacific Regional Conference for Solidarity with
Cuba held in Vientianne, capital city of Laos yesterday morning.
"The respect of dignity and human rights of the people of a country,
who desire independence, freedom and sovereignty for undertaking
socio-economic development in conformity with its realities and
characteristics is necessary and fundamental to improve the current
international relations," he added.
Therefore, the economic, commercial and financial blockade as well as
other hostile policies against Cuba by the US Government over 50 years
causing great damage to the people of Cuba must be ended
unconditionally, he said.
Science and Technology Minister Prof. Tissa Vitarana said that the
very fact that the Government and the people of Cuba have survived and
made progress despite all the attempts of the imperialist forces led by
the USA to defeat and destroy the Cuban revolution is a great
achievement. In the present context when the US economy is in crisis and
global economic power is tilting away from the US and Europe pressure on
the US to remove the crippling embargo on Cuba must be intensified, he
The Conference held at the International Conference and Training
Centre in Vientiane was attended by 67 delegates from 20 countries from
the Asia-Pacific region and Cuba.