Cuba urges for a world with zero poverty and hunger at ECLAC

Havana, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba urged on Tuesday in its condition as outgoing ECLAC President Pro Tempore for a world with zero poverty and hunger, with access to universal and quality education systems and healthcare services for all.

By intervening virtually in the 35th Session of the Plenary Committee of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Rodrigo Malmierca maintained that a fairer society and a more equitable system of international relations is possible.

Malmierca, who chaired the meeting, gave an account of the activities led by Cuba in the last two years, holding the presidency of ECLAC with the commitment to advance in the sustainable development of the region.

‘In our country they will always find a friendly hand willing to cooperate and an ally in facing the challenges for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, especially in the new scenario of international economic crisis derived from the Covid-19 pandemic,’ he said.

The minister also highlighted that Cuba supported the Caribbean and principles such as multilateralism and international law, in addition to prioritizing South-South cooperation and rejecting unilateral coercive measures.

Likewise, he ratified Havana’s support and commitment to ECLAC and its next presidency pro tempore led by Costa Rica.

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