Speech by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, at the inaugural session of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Group of 77 and China on the current challenges of development: the role of science, technology and innovation.
Havana, September 15, 2023 (Ver.6)
Distinguished delegates and guests,
The warmest of welcomes to Cuba, the land of José Martí, to whom we owe the beautiful idea that Homeland is Mankind.
Cuba counters human trafficking operations aimed for military recruitment purposes.
The Ministry of the Interior has detected and it is working to neutralize and dismantle a human trafficking network that operates from Russia in order to incorporate Cuban citizens living there and even some living in Cuba, into the military forces that participate in military operations in Ukraine. Attempts of this nature have been neutralized and criminal proceedings have been initiated against those involved in these activities.
The 12th edition of Cubaneando Festival was held in the city of Montreal. Organized by cultural promoter Anays Ford, the event featured Latin American and Caribbean artists, with an outstanding presence of Cuban artists.
The evening included the renowned Cuban singer Tania Pantoja, who delighted the audience with her voice and accompanying team.
To the rhythm of traditional dances and songs widely known by the participants, a pleasant cultural exchange took place, with shared joy between Cuban residents in Montreal and visitors of other nationalities.
A representation of the General Consulate of Cuba in Montreal, headed by Consul General Susana Malmierca Benítez, supported the Cuban team during its presentation at the NORCECA Women's Volleyball Continental Championship 2023, taking place from August 29 to September 3 at Laval University, located in Quebec city.