Eclac Highlights Cuba’s Work in South-South Cooperation

Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) During the 37th session of Eclac, Cuba’s work in the area of South-South Cooperation was praised, said sources from the regional bloc today.

Raul Garcia-Buchaca, deputy Executive Secretary for the Management and Program Analysis of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac), told the Prensa Latina news agency that the Cuban people were praised during the session for their great generosity, solidarity and potential in the areas of cooperation.

‘Cuba is one of the first countries in the region that started this type of collaboration, in the 70s,’ he said.

He said that the work, altruism and solidarity of Cuba toward the Latin American and Caribbean peoples go beyond the region and reaches another regions in the world.

He praised the generous work done by Cuba in Haiti and Africa on issues such as the Ebola disease and the missions of Cuban doctors in different countries of Latin America, who gave and still give health care to large populations lacking health services, which has an impact on saving human lives.

He also praised the work carried out by the Latin American School of Medicine in training doctors, mentioning it as an important example of cooperation from the south.

Diaz-Buchaca said that there are sessions of the Committee for South-South Cooperation of Eclac still pending, and also that during those sessions there will be an overview to outline the work in view of the Second High Level Conference of the United Nations on this subject to be held in Buenos Aires, March 2019.

He said that the action plan on the assessment and definition of the South-South Cooperation will be discussed, issues that trigger very heated debates in the international community.

The 37th session of Eclac will conclude on May 11th in Cuba, which was appointed temporary president of the regional bloc until 2020.

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