Dominica has made another call for the United States of America to lift its trade blockade on Cuba.
The most recent appeal came from Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, when he addressed the Labour Party Delegates Conference on Sunday.
While noting Dominica’s long-term relations with Cuba, Skerrit said Dominica will continue to stand by its “old friend.”
He described the trade embargo on Cuba is “an unjust blockade that must be removed at all costs”.
“We’ll continue to stand firmly with the Cuban people and government who have been willing benefactors to us in the areas of health care and training of our nationals,” Skerrit said.
The United States embargo against Cuba is a commercial, economic, and financial embargo partially imposed on Cuba in October 1960. It was enacted after Cuba nationalized the properties of United States citizens and corporations and it was strengthened to a near-total embargo since February 7, 1962.