Cuba demands abolition of developing countries’ foreign debt

Havana, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Thursday demanded that the foreign debt of developing countries be abolished, as it is an unpayable burden for those nations.

On his Twitter account, the foreign minister noted the urgency to eliminate that burden, because it has been paid several times.

Rodriguez noted that that the historic debt of the developed countries, ‘which have benefited so much from our resources,’ has not been paid.

At the 31st virtual extraordinary session of the United Nations General Assembly, on December 3, 2020, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel called to eliminate the foreign debt, considering the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘The foreign debt of the developing countries, paid several times and increased by the pandemic, chopping off the aspirations of economic and social wellbeing, is unpayabe and must be pardoned,’ the Cuban head of State stressed.

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