Ambassador of Cuba Stresses Important Role of the Common Fund for Commodities during Intervention in the 30th Meeting of the Board of Governors

The Hague, December 12, 2018. The Ambassador of Cuba in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, S.E. Ms. Soraya Alvarez Núñez, during her speech at the 30th meeting of the Board of Governors of the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), reiterated Cuba's support for the work of the Fund and highlighted the importance and relevance of the work carried out by that organization in the effective implementation of projects of interest and usefulness for developing countries, especially in the regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

She took the opportunity to celebrate the Fund's new strategy to get involved in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially Objectives 1 (No poverty), 2 (Zero Hunger), 8 (Decent work and economic development), 10 (Inequality reduction) and 5 (Gender equity); which demonstrates the commitment and will of the Organization with the achievement of these Objectives and the 2030 Agenda, which would contribute substantively to the sustainability and effectiveness of the future projects of the Fund.

The Ambassador stressed that Cuba, as an exporter of basic products, faces every day the inequities and injustices of the current international economic order, to which is added the imposition of unilateral extraterritorial measures, which limit and hinder the development and commercialization of Cuban basic products, in fragrant violation of the elementary rules of commerce and the principles of International Law.

(Cubaminrex / EmbaCuba Países Bajos).