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Cuban officials call on US to relax embargo

01-18-2011 09:34 BJT

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Cuban government officials say the Obama Administration's decision to lift some of the restrictions on its 48-year trade embargo on the island country are positive but do not go far enough.

The officials say the measures are below what they hoped for and do not change US policy against Cuba. They say Cuba's objective is to end the embargo. Some travel restrictions on students, academics and religious groups have been eased, as well as limits on Americans sending money into the country.

The changes, announced last week, mean that students seeking academic credit, and members of churches and synagogues travelling for religious purposes will be able to go to the country. Any US international airport with proper customs and immigration facilities will also be able to offer charter services to Cuba.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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