“We intend to advance in a more innovative and extensive advisory work with extension to new sectors, territories and institutions,” Velazquez said at the main ceremony on Cuba’s Science Day, to be held on Saturday.
The branches will have to take on more active and creative challenges, through initiatives that penetrate all fields of society, Velazquez said at the headquarters of the Cuban Academy of Sciences.
The Cuban people must identify us as an institution integrated into science, education and culture.
“We are proposing to anchor the Cuban Academy of Sciences on new springs, more dynamic, revolutionary, proactive, dedicated to the tasks present in the construction of socialism,” argued the president.
We have to face the complex challenges with intelligence and innovation, with a science of immediacy, open, integrating and collaborative, Velazquez stated.
He used the occasion to congratulate public health personnel and scientists for the role they are playing in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, a global health catastrophe.
The participation of the Cuban Academy of Sciences in socioeconomic tasks will guarantee sustainable development and national sovereignty, in the midst of the intensification of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States for more than half a century.
It is necessary to take advantage of the wealth of human potential created by the Revolution, all that treasure of knowledge is provided by the institution at the service of the Cuban nation, so that people can find the answers to the complex questions of present times, Velazquez said.
The Cuban Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, Elba Rosa Perez, was present at the event, at which the work of more than a dozen scientific institutions was acknowledged.