Interview: China actively engaged with G77 to advance multilateralism -- Cuban expert

Updated: September 15, 2023 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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HAVANA, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- China has been actively engaged with the Group of 77 (G77) to advance multilateralism, a Cuban expert said ahead of the G77+China Summit scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Havana.

"China has developed different initiatives that are related one way or the other with the aims of the group," Jose Ramon Cabanas, director of the International Policy Research Center of Cuba, told Xinhua.

The third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which will be held in Beijing in October and mark the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is significant for the G77, he said.

Cabanas also highlighted the impressive economic performance of the Chinese economy over the past decades.

The researcher said that China's economic relations with the international community do not depend on political issues.

Chinese people are sharing what they have with other countries with even completely different political approaches, said Cabanas.

Indeed, the stance in which China gets closer to other regions is not like that of some other major countries, he said.

Noting the importance of G77+China Summit, he said that the meeting will discuss topics affecting the Global South countries.

"We have the only option of working together, reaching consensus and not imposing the will of one country over the others," he said.

Highlighting the importance of technology, innovation, and science for developing countries, he said that it is fundamental to bridge the digital gap and pay attention to Artificial Intelligence use across societies.

The summit will also contribute to boosting the 2030 UN Development Agenda while helping find solutions to mitigate climate change's impact, he added.

Editor: Yang Linlin