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Cuba highlights role of UN charter, international law in ties with U.S.

Xinhua, July 4, 2015 Adjust font size:

Cuban official daily Granma on Friday stressed the role of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, especially the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations, in normalizing the Cuba-U.S. relations.

The daily said the two sides should abide by these documents to avoid repeating previous mistakes in their turbulent history.

Cuban President Raul Castro has continually reiterated that these documents are an indispensable set of guidelines and references for guiding the bilateral ties, said Granma.

The principles stress the defense of sovereign equality, the settlement of disputes by peaceful means, refraining from threat to use or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state and non-intervention in matters of domestic jurisdiction, said the newspaper.

Cuba and the United States announced Wednesday that they would restore their diplomatic relations and reopen their respective embassies in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, and in Havana, capital of Cuba, on July 20.

Obama and Castro announced in December a thawing of relations following more than five decades of enmity. Washington and Havana have held four rounds of talks over past months for restoring diplomatic relations. Endi