Cuba elected to chair Group of 77 plus China in 2023 | News
Cuba was elected this Friday to chair the Group of 77 plus China (G77+China) during the year 2023, in the context of the 77th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).
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After knowing the consensus of the foreign ministers meeting in parallel to the General Assembly, the head of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean country, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, thanked the decision made on behalf of the Cuban people and Government.
For his part, the general director of Multilateral Affairs and International Law of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Rodolfo Rodríguez, specified through his account on the social network Twitter that “guiding the work of this broad and diverse political coordination group is not just a high responsibility, but also a recognition of our defense of the interests of the South”.
#Cuba���� has been elected for the first time to hold the Presidency of the Group of 77 plus China in 2023.
It is a high honor. We are aware of the impressive historical heritage forged in 58 years by the G-77 + China and of the great challenges we face. pic.twitter.com/tAsEWMSqQE
– Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP)
September 23, 2022
The G77+China is an intergovernmental organization, which brings together nations from almost all of Latin America, Africa and South Asia, with the purpose of promoting support in international organizations and the defense of common interests.
Although China is not considered an official member, the Government of that country participates and collaborates with the Group externally, which is why the organization is often named G77+China.
Currently, the group is made up of 134 nations, representing two-thirds of the UN membership.