During the night of September 24, 2023, a terrorist attack occurred against the premises of the Cuban Embassy in the United States, when an individual threw two Molotov cocktails from the sidewalk over the perimeter fence of the facility, which hit the front wall of that diplomatic mission. There were no injuries to the personnel who were present at that headquarters. At the request of the Cuban diplomatic mission, officers of the United States Secret Service arrived at the building and had access to its facilities to verify the violent action perpetrated.
I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.
Our planet is living through the most complex times of all. The post-pandemic world has become a more divided, unjust and unequal place, particularly as multidimensional crises, has a huge impact and affect particularly developing countries. The situation demands an innovative approach if we wish to protect the interests of current and future generations.
I bring to this Assembly the voice of the South, that of the “exploited and humiliated” to quote Che Guevara in this very room almost 60 years ago.
Diverse peoples with problems in common - as we have just confirmed in Havana, which was honored to host a summit of leaders and other high representatives of the Group of 77 and China, the most representative, broadly-based and diverse assemblage of nations in the multilateral sphere.
(New York, 18 September 2023)
I have the honor to speak on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.
This mid-term review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is taking place at a time of extremely critical juncture, in which developing countries face multiple challenges and an unjust economic order that perpetuates inequalities and poverty.
The reports prepared by the Secretary General contain undisputable figures that portray a rather somber reality. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic the word was already off track to meet the SDGs.
Within the framework of the G77 and China Summit, which concluded in Havana this weekend, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban Revolution, received several personalities, among them the president of Mongolia, His Excellency. Mr. Khurelsukh Ukhnaa.
During the meeting with the Mongolian leader, Raúl Castro's visit to this Asian country in 1970 was recalled and the will to continue strengthening bilateral relations was reiterated, guided by friendly and historical ties that unite Mongolia and Cuba.