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RESOLUTION OF THE 106th SESSION OF THE ACP COUNCIL OF MINISTERS HELD IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, FROM 5 TO 6 DECEMBER 2017

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ECONOMIC, COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL BLOCKADE  AGAINST CUBA

 

The ACP Council of Ministers,

-        meeting in Brussels, Belgium, from 5 to 6 December 2017,

 

A.               RECALLING Accra Declaration of the 6th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government, in particular, Article 5 condemning  the use of unilateral coercive measures such as illegal sanctions against certain developing countries with a view to preventing these countries from the exercise of their right to determine their own political, economic and social system, and reject the application of unilateral and extraterritorial laws and measures contrary to international Law, such as the Helms-Burton Act;

 

B.               RECALLING its Resolution of the 105th Session of the Council of Ministers, held in Brussels, Belgium, from 3rd to 4th May 2017 on the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba;

 

C.               EXPRESSING its appreciation to the Secretariat for its efforts aimed at facilitating the payment of Cuba’s contribution to ACP;

 

D.               ALSO EXPRESSING it appreciation to the Secretariat for forwarding the mentioned resolution to the Secretary General of the United Nations;

 

E.               NOTING with concern that Cuba has been unable to fulfil its financial obligations to ACP despite the measures taken by the Secretariat, given the constraints imposed by the blockade;

 

F.                ALSO noting with concern the tightening of the extraterritorial application of the blockade;

 

HEREBY RESOLVES TO:

 

1.      Express its full support and solidarity to the Republic of Cuba in its fight against the blockade and its extraterritorial measures imposed to the country;

 

2.      Reiterate its request to the Secretary General to continue its efforts in order to facilitate the payment of Cuba’s contribution to the Group.

 

Brussels, 06 December, 2017

 


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