Thursday, September 28, 2023

The Presidents of Brazil, Argentina and Colombia will go to the Summit of the 77 Millennium Group

The presidents of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; on Argentina, Alberto Fernandez; and from Colombia, Gustavo Petro confirmed their participation in the summit of the Group of 77 plus China that will meet in Havana next Friday, with attendance of representatives from 134 countries.

According to the organizers of the event, “Petro will travel accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, Álvaro Leyva. Among the leaders who have also confirmed their attendance are those of Brazil and Argentina.

Lula will go down to the island after taking office presidency of the Group of 20 (G 20), which ended a few hours ago its summit meeting in India with the participation of the president of the United States, Joe Biden. The G 2O brings together the most developed countries on the planet.

According to diplomatic sources, Lula will take advantage of his presence in Havana “to meet with President Migiel Díaz-Canel, with the aim of restoring that country as an important partner on the island, after the former president, Jair Bolsonaro, will take the bilateral. The relationship is almost zero.”

The presence of the Chinese

It is not yet known who will lead the Chinese delegation at the meeting in Havana.

Díaz-Canel and the president of China, Xi Jinping, They met last September in South Africa during the BRICS summit.

China’s leader refused to lead the Asian giant’s delegation to the G20 summit.

“The meeting of heads of State and Government convened by Cuba – which holds the pro-tempore presidency of the G77 and China this year – will discuss South-South cooperation on issues of innovation and development,” announced the Cubans.

According to the official program, The meeting will take place on September 15 and 16 with the participation of 30 heads of state and the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres.

This group is made up of 75 percent of countries Members of the UN according to Cuban state television, so it is considered that the largest negotiating bloc in the world. Mexico is not part of this group.

“The Cuban government called the G77 and China a forum for dialogue and agreement,” the national press said on Sunday.

After the summit, Díaz-Canel will travel to New York

Reports without official confirmation They also assured that after the summit in Havana, President Díaz-Canel will travel to New York to address the UN General Assembly.

Such a possibility has created the opposition to radical Cuban exile in Miami and conservative sectors of the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States.

“I am concerned about the appeasement of dangerous opponents and the reward of human rights violators of the Biden Administration, this time giving the special privilege of entering the United States to Díaz-Canel,” declared the Cuban-born congressman who Mario Diaz. – Ballart.

Díaz-Balart started traditionally anti-Castro lobby in the United States Congress.

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