Ghana demands lifting of U.S. blockade on Cuba

Accra, Oct 21, (RHC), – Ghana has called on the U.S. to lift its unfamous economic blockade on Cuba, describing it as outdated and unnecessary, a government report said.

The statement was made by Ghana’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Thomas Quartey, during a meeting in Accra with Teresita Fraga, Cuban Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister.

Quartey said it was necessary for the U.S. to lift its punitive economic sanctions which have lasted for more than 50 years now, in the interest of good neighbourliness.

Reports also quoted the Ghanaian minister as describing his country’s relationship with Cuba as `old and cordial’.

This visit is part of the usual bilateral consultations that exist between Ghana and Cuba in the areas of medicine, education, health, agriculture and science.

The communique also said the two countries signed some bilateral agreements during the meeting. It quoted Fraga as describing her visit to Ghana as “part of Cuba’s moves to expand and strengthen its bilateral relations and cooperation.”

Edited by Juan Leandro


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