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Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo (Uruguay)
Dominican Republic
C SECTION 211 OF THE UNITED STATES OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED AND EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT
18. The representative of the Dominican Republic, expressing her delegation's concern with the enactment of Section 211, echoed the reference made by the delegation of Cuba to the statement by the Heads of State and Government of the Countries of the Association of Caribbean States at its recent meeting held in Santo Domingo, categorically rejecting all unilateral coercive measures and any extraterritorial application of national laws by any State, because those were contrary to international law, to the sovereignty of States and their international coexistence. In this context, these States had again urged the Government of the United States to revoke the Helms-Burton Act, in accordance with the Resolutions approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The representatives of Honduras and Venezuela supported the statement made by the Dominican Republic. The representative of Venezuela reaffirmed the position of his authorities against any unilateral measure that conflicted with the multilateral trade agreements.
IP/C/M/23