The Cuban president met today with Dennis Francis, president of the 78th regular session of the United Nations General Assembly. Photo: @PresidenciaCuba

The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, today extended his bilateral agenda at the UN by exchanging with the president of the 78th General Assembly, Dennis Francis, and the vice president of Uganda, Jessica Alupo.

Both meetings coincided with the participation of the president in the high-level week of the international organization, which began on Monday with the Summit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

🇨🇺| In the context of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, President @DiazCanelB also held an exchange with Jessica Alupo, Vice-President of the Republic of Uganda 🇺🇬.#DíazCanelEnONU

— Presidency Cuba 🇨🇺 (@PresidenciaCuba) September 18, 2023

Speaking at that forum, the Cuban head of state denounced the impact of unilateral restrictions on the development and fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda of the countries of the South.

Díaz-Canel described as critical the global context for developing nations, affected by "an unjust economic order that perpetuates inequalities and poverty."

In his capacity as head of the G77 and China, a bloc chaired for the first time by Cuba, Díaz-Canel recalled the highest priority given by the grouping to the SDG Summit, with the purpose of placing sustainable development back at the center of the international agenda and providing the necessary political impetus.

In a meeting with Dennis Francis, President of #UNGA78, we confirmed #Cuba's commitment to multilateralism and the UN Charter, as well as to the implementation of the SDGs #Agenda2030.

We also talked about results and proposals emanating from the #CubaG77 Summit. Very pleasant dialogue.

— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) September 18, 2023

The group has embarked on a declaration to increase and accelerate the implementation of innovative, transformative and ambitious concrete actions and measures to ensure the achievement of the SDGs, he said.

The Cuban president will be the sixth speaker tomorrow, when the general debate begins, while on Wednesday he will participate in the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development and the Meeting on Epidemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response.

(With information from Prensa Latina)