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Cuba calls to create strategies for South development

Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC), Oscar Luis Hung, on Monday called to promote strategies with long-term perspectives to promote the development of the countries of the South.

At the opening session of the 50th Anniversary Congress on the New International Economic Order (NIEO), Hung noted the urgent need to move from theory to action, in order to ensure global survival.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and former Colombian President Ernesto Samper, among other academic diplomats and political leaders, are participating in the event, which was inaugurated in the South Chamber of the National Capitol, in Havana.

Convened by the Progressive International and the ANEC, the Congress will be the second of its kind held in Havana, after the one held in January 2023 under the auspices of the Cuban Foreign Ministry (MINREX).

The meeting will close on Tuesday, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the approval by the United Nations General Assembly of the declaration and program of action on the establishment of the NIEO.

That event was a milestone in the fight by the countries of the South for international economic justice and for their development, MINREX recalled on its website.

According to the Foreign Ministry, the forum aims to promote dialogue on the problems that hinder development and world peace, as a consequence of an unbalanced international economic, political, scientific-technological and military order with hegemonic preponderances.

In its final declaration, the first Congress noted that the current vision of the NIEO can only be realized through collective action from the South and the establishment of new and alternative institutions to share critical technology, address the sovereign debt, boost development finance, and confront future pandemics together.