The Lao People’s Democratic Republic would like to reaffirm its position that an embargo with its extra-terrestrial implications does not only hinder the socio-economic development of a nation, but it also contradicts the principles and purposes enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and international law and those sovereign equality of states as well as freedom of international trade and navigation. As such, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic has neither promulgated nor applied laws and measures of the kind referred to in the UN resolutions A//RES/74/7.
The imposition of the economic, commercial and financial embargo on the Republic of Cuba by the United States not only violates the international law, but it also imposes severe restrictions and obstacles to the socio-economic development of Cuba. Against this backdrop, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic calls for lifting of such embargo against Cuba at the earliest possible.
Vientiane, July 16th, 2021