While presenting a report of his administration during the tenth ordinary session of the National People’s Power Assembly (Parliament), the last of the ninth legislature, the Cuban president called for creative and innovative work to promote the actions implemented for national development.
In his speech, Diaz-Canel noted that the current legislature of the parliament completed the most extensive legislative schedule since the approval of the Constitution, in 2019, even in the midst of the intensification of the United States blockade, and in the context of the global economic crisis and the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This included the approval of the Family Code, preceded by a broad popular debate, as well as the successful holding of People’s Power municipal elections.
The head of State highlighted the intense work carried out by Cuban deputies during the last few days, which allowed lawmakers to approve four important laws to promote development and overcome the challenges of a blockaded economy, as well as our own mistakes.
He pointed out that the Economic Plan for 2023, approved on Tuesday by the National Assembly, defines the objectives to make more effective and rapid progress for that purpose.
Diaz-Canel also stressed the need to achieve a gradual but sustained increase in foreign currency incomes to solve the existing macroeconomic imbalance, which is expressed in inflation, and shortage of supplies, among other aspects that affect the population’s quality of life.
In this regard, he urged to work, innovate, strengthen the circular economy and achieve the development of the socialist state enterprise so that it fulfills its role.
The Cuban president also defined as a priority for 2023 the care of vulnerable people, subsidies, with a non-welfare approach, among others, to promote social development.