More cooperation between Ibero-American countries

SANTO DOMINGO. Expanding and improving cooperation among the Ibero-American countries was the main goal of the preparatory process for the XXVIII Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Ibero-American Conference, which is taking place here this Saturday.

About this previous work and the significance it has had for Cuba, the Director General of Multilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rodolfo Benitez Verson, who is also the National Coordinator of the Greater Antilles, spoke with the Communications Group of the Presidium. for the Ibero-American Conference.

According to information provided this morning by a Cuban diplomat, “there was more than five months of preparatory process during which sectoral meetings of ministers of various branches were held.” In total, according to him, following the results of the XXVIII session, 22 documents should be approved.

After Cuba’s “very active and very constructive” participation in the entire preparatory process, Benítez Verson emphasized that “we have made many proposals to the Conference and we welcome the fact that the vast majority of them received the support of all the Ibero-American nations and were duly reflected in the final documents to be adopted at the summit.

He considered of particular importance for our country “a clear statement reached for the first time at the Ibero-American level refusing to include Cuba in an arbitrary list of countries allegedly promoting terrorism, as well as a strong unanimous demand to all Ibero-American peoples against the blockade imposed by the government of the United States, and unilateral coercive measures applied against other fraternal Ibero-American peoples.”

On the other hand, the Director General for Multilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs referred to the emphasis placed by Cuba on the fact that existing commitments in terms of cooperation are translated into concrete actions. We are pleased, he explained, that this summit will approve a program of cooperation for the next four years, including more than 350 projects in various areas, including energy, education, health and environment, food safety and digital technologies. conversion, among other things.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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