The Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Planning of the Republic of Cuba, Alejandro Gil Fernández, met this weekend with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, YB Dato' Seri Diraja Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir.
The Asian foreign minister was visiting Cuba, presiding over the Malaysian delegation that participated in the Summit of the Group of 77 plus China, which took place between September 15 and 16, 2023 in Havana.
At the meeting they discussed topics of mutual interest for both nations.
Previously, Malaysia's foreign minister spoke during the G77 Summit referring to Malaysia's support for the development of other countries, particularly those in the Global South.
Acknowledging the widening gap between developing and developed nations, Zambry, who delivered Malaysia’s statement at the G77+China Conference in Havana, Cuba, on September 16, emphasised the need to strengthen the collective commitment and responsibility between the Global South and North.
As one of the founding members of the G77 Group, Malaysia takes great pride in the progress achieved by G77+China in addressing critical issues for developing countries.
“The commitment and responsibility to narrow the priority gap in accelerating Agenda 2030 are much needed. Malaysia will continue to play its role in supporting developing countries or the Global South,” he said in a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry.
Zambry added that Malaysia has reaffirmed its commitment to South-South Cooperation through the renewal of the terms of cooperation with the International Science, Technology, and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC) in Kuala Lumpur.