The Cuban delegation to the preparatory meeting is headed by the general director of Multilateral Affairs and International Law at the Foreign Ministry (MINREX), Rodolfo Benitez, the MINREX informed on Wednesday.
Benitez, who is also the national coordinator for the Ibero-American Conference, is accompanied by Janet Fernandez, director of Trade Policy with Latin America and the Caribbean at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment and Deputy Cooperation Officer.
Cuba’s delegation will promote the efficient use of available resources for South-South and Triangular cooperation, as a complement and not a substitute for the necessary North-South cooperation.
The meeting will focus on finalizing preparations for the 28th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, scheduled for next Saturday under the motto: ‘Together for a fair and sustainable Ibero-America.’
The main agreements from the summit are aimed at strengthening inclusive cooperation and translating the political will of the member States into concrete initiatives that will benefit their peoples.
The Ibero-American Conference is made up of 22 Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Latin American and Iberian States, of which Cuba is a founding member since its establishment at the 1st Summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1991.