HAVANA, Cuba, September 15 (ACN) This first day of the summit of the Group of 77 (G-77) and China highlighted the feelings of solidarity and cooperation between developing countries, said Rodolfo Benítez Verson, director of multilateral affairs of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
In statements to the national and foreign press, he thanked, on behalf of the Cuban people and the Cuban Government, the numerous delegations that had expressed in their speeches their strong rejection of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States.
He said that this Friday the representatives of the Member States proposed the resumption of the work of the Consortium for Science, Technology and Innovation for the South, which will allow the promotion of joint research projects and productive links that will reduce dependence on Western markets.
Also highlighted was the interest in promoting dialogue between scientific organizations in the South and strengthening the codes and policies of the scientific and technological community, as well as the importance of co-creating technological platforms in various areas, including health, environment and food safety, he stressed.
The discussions, he said, were characterized by their depth and a very high level of political awareness and showed unity within diversity.
Benítez Verson said most delegations from nations attending the summit are led by high-level representatives, including about 30 heads of state and government and dozens of vice presidents or deputy prime ministers.
The group, the largest bloc of 134 developing countries within the United Nations, is the most diverse space for consultation in the multilateral sphere. Since January 2023, Cuba has assumed the pro tempore chairmanship of the group for the first time with a commitment to advance the common interests of the South.