In a meeting held the day before with Cuban diplomats, Díaz-Canel highlighted that the work carried out at the United Nations “in addition to ratifying the success of the recently concluded Summit of Heads of State and Government of the G77 in Havana, constituted once again a support for the fight of the Greater Antilles against the unjust blockade and the inclusion of the Island in the list of states supposedly sponsoring terrorism.”
In his interventions in the General Assembly, the head of State denounced the impact of unilateral restrictions on the development and fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda of the countries of the South.
He described the global context as critical for developing nations, affected by “an unjust economic order that perpetuates inequalities and poverty.”
Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the world had already deviated from the path towards achieving the 2030 Agenda, he warned.
During an intense week of activities within the framework of the General Assembly, where he raised his voice for his country and for the G77 and China, the Cuban head of state met with his Kenyan counterpart, William Ruto, and with representatives of Vietnam and Santa Lucy.
He also held meetings with the vice president of Uganda, Jessica Alupo, with her counterpart from Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune; as well as with the designated head of COP28, Sultan Al Jaber, and the Minister of Tourism of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed bin Aqeel Alkhateeb.
Likewise, he spoke with representatives of sectors such as science, culture, public health, businessmen and Cuban emigrants.
The day before, Díaz-Canel participated in a solidarity meeting with Cuba and Venezuela, hosted by the Society for Ethical Culture of New York.
In that space, the Cuban president thanked the expressions of solidarity received and assured that the “creative resistance of the Cuban people has shown that imperialism does not have the capacity to bend our will or break the commitment of our people to the Revolution and Socialism.”