Cuba Insists on Justice to Build Information Society

Geneva, May 26 (Prensa Latina) In order to building a society of information and knowledge it is indispensable a system favoring justice, equity and social inclusion, Cuban Deputy Minister of Communications, Wilfredo Gonzalez, said here today.

In his speech during the World Summit on the Information Society, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Gonzalez insisted on the importance of making good use of Information and Communication Tecnologies (ICTs) for sustainable development.

We reaffirm that all governments should have a similar commitment and involvement for Internet governance, and a greater cooperation will be needed to allow public service to comply their responsibilities on equal terms, said the Cuban official.

Gonzalez, who is here with a Cuban delegation to the event running May 25-29, stated that despite its financial limitations and the economic and technological blockade imposed by the United States, the Cuban government strives for “boosting the informatization of our society.”

He expressed the Cuban State’s willigness to continue striving for reinforcing and developing access to ICTs “within our economic reach, always based on a humanistic view” to connect ourselves to knowledge and be involved in the concept to share and not exclude, as an urgent need to protect our cultural identities.

Gonzalez invited participants to attend the international conference “New Scenarios of Political Communication in the Digital Sphere-2015” to be held in Havana, Cuba, on June 5-7.

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