HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 4 (ACN) Bruno Rodríguez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, received María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the Cuban Foreign Ministry during a meeting in which both parties expressed their mutual interest in further strengthening cooperation ties.
Her visit serves to confirm Cuba's commitment to multilateralism, the defense of peace and the right of individuals and peoples to it, in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter and other expressions such as the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, said the Cuban diplomat.
Espinosa stressed that his presence on the island is recognition of Cuba's fundamental role in strengthening the multilateral system, the constructive contribution to strengthening decision-making processes of the UNGA, the leadership in the Non-Aligned Movement and the promotion of agendas in diplomacy for peace.
Cuba is an essential and strategic ally to strengthen the multilateral system in difficult moments that generate a great challenge for the construction of world peace and a more just, equitable and democratic multipolar order, said the Ecuadorian diplomat.
Rodriguez added that the island maintains its commitment and devotion to the UNGA as the most universal, representative and democratic organ of the United Nations, which deserves a complete revitalization and in particular the much needed reform of the Security Council.
Espinosa described Cuba as one of the stellar countries in the fulfillment of Agenda 2030 and the Objectives of Sustainable Development and the Cuban Chancellor stressed that the Greater Antilles will continue to work on cooperation initiatives with the United Nations system in this regard.
Espinosa's agenda in Havana includes meetings with members of civil society, gender specialists, and representatives of the United Nations system and will give a keynote address to students of the Raúl Roa Higher Institute of International Relations.