President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva called the embargo imposed USA to Cuba and the inclusion of the country on the list of states supporting terrorism, a measure approved by the former US President Donald Trump and maintained by the current president, Joe Biden.
“It is particularly significant that this summit is taking place here in Havana at this time of great geopolitical change. Cuba is a champion of fairer global governance. And to this day (Cuba) is the victim of an illegal economic blockade,” said the Brazilian president.
“Brazil is against any unilateral coercive measures. We reject the inclusion of Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism,” he added.
The statement was made a few hours before Lula’s departure for New York, where he will attend the event United Nations General Assembly and will hold bilateral talks with Biden.
During the Assembly, Brazil is expected to resume its historic position of condemning the embargo against Cuba, one of the motions normally voted on every year in the Assembly HIM.
In 2019, in the first year of Jair Bolsonaro’s government, Brazil joined the United States and Israel in voting against the proposal.
This was reported by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who delivered a speech that took place at the opening of the G77 Summit (Group of Low and Medium Development Countries) and China.
Lula also used his speech to once again demand the promised investments rich countries to mitigate the effects of climate change, as set out in the Paris Agreement but not fulfilled. The president said developing countries do not have the same “historic debt” as the rich because of global warming.
“The principle of common but differentiated responsibility remains, which is why climate finance must be guaranteed to all developing countries according to their needs and priorities,” he assured.