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USA: Cuba

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 42178, tabled on 3 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to encourage the US Administration to end the economic blockade on Cuba.

Answered on

13 September 2021

The UK opposes the US embargo against Cuba. We consistently vote in support of the annual United Nations General Assembly Resolution calling for an end to the embargo. The UK considers unilateral secondary sanctions, such as the activation of Titles III and IV of the Helms Burton Act, to be contrary to international law. We have made our position on this clear, and regularly engage US officials on this issue through our Embassy in Washington, as well as with the US Embassies in Havana and London. Most recently, officials in the Latin America Department raised this with the US State Department on 11 August.