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    Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said that Havana will continue to propose a draft UN resolution calling for the termination of the US-imposed embargo that has been deleterious to the island’s economy.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — Havana will continue to propose a draft UN resolution calling for the termination of the US-imposed embargo that has been deleterious to the island’s economy, Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said in an address at the UN General Assembly.

    "We will continue to present to this assembly the draft resolution titled ‘Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States’," Parrilla stated on Thursday.

    The US blockade on Cuba, Parrilla explained, has led to great hardship among Cuban citizens and has hindered the functioning of the country’s economy.

    Parrilla pointed out that diplomatic relations had improved between Washington and Havana across several areas of mutual interest, but the United States needs to do more to alleviate the suffering of the Cuban people.

    Cuba and the United States have undergone a slow and cautious thaw in relations since President Barack Obama announced the process to normalize ties in 2014.

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