Rome, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Friday repeated its commitment to International Law and advocated for a peaceful, negotiated and lasting solution to the conflict in Ukraine that guarantees the security and sovereignty of all, peace, and regional and world stability.
Claudia Gonzalez, Cuba’s deputy permanent representative at the United Nations international agencies in Rome, spoke in those terms at a special session of the Council of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to analyze the impact of Ukraine’s crisis on global food security.
She said that Cuba is also concerned about the unfavorable situation of the world food market, which has worsened in recent years and has been aggravated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has jeopardized the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.
The eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the biggest challenge the world is facing and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development, she added.
Gonzalez pointed out that FAO’s work should not be politicized and “the organization should focus on finding constructive solutions to achieve food security for all, as under the fundamental goal of this UN agency.”
Regarding Ukraine, the Cuban diplomat condemned, on behalf of her country, “the enactment and implementation of unilateral coercive measures that prevent the full realization of our rights, including the right to development.”
Only through multilateralism, solidarity and international cooperation will we be able to deal with global challenges, she stressed.