HAVANA, July 11 (Xinhua) -- The commission on international relations of the Cuban Parliament renewed its call on Tuesday for U.S. President Donald Trump to lift the embargo on the island.
"Nobody can set rules to the Cuban people. We will accept no imposition on our democracy and the operation of our economic, political and social system," said the commission in a statement, ahead of a plenary meeting of the Parliament scheduled on Thursday.
The statement said the U.S. government must not prevent American citizens from "free and direct" contact with Cuba.
The commission also supported the Cuban authorities to continue dialogue with the U.S., based on respect and equality.
Trump signed a directive on June 16, partly cancelling former Obama administration's agreement with Cuba by tightening restrictions of travel between the two countries.