French Congressman Francois-Michel Lambert said today that the economic blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba is unacceptable and deserves international rejection.
In statements to Prensa Latina, the legislator for the southern department of Bouches-du-Rhone stated that this measure cannot be accepted due to its impact on the population and its extraterritorial character, expressed in the recently activated Title III of the Helms-Burton Law.
'The blockade causes difficulties for a normal life on the island and it is the people who suffer most,' he said in this capital shortly after receiving Abel Prieto in the National Assembly.
According to the president of the France-Cuba Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, the tightening of the siege by Donald Trump's administration must be fought, taking into account its reach beyond the Greater Antilles.
We want to organize in France and in Europe a counteroffensive against the blockade and Title III, said the representative in the National Assembly of the group Liberties and Territories, who stated as a concrete objective to organize a meeting of parliamentarians.
According to the politician, there is still no definite date for the project that would bring together -preferably before the end of 2019- legislators from France and countries of the old continent, as well as Members of the European Parliament against that U.S. policy.
In Lambert's opinion, one thing to highlight in the case of the US blockade is that in France this measure is clearly rejected regardless of political positions.
- Published in Cuba