Cuba to meet 2030 agenda despite US economic blockade

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Minister of Economy and Planning, Alejandro Gil Fernández

HAVANA, Cuba, (ACN) – Cuban economy minister Alejandro Gil Fernández said that the island’s economy has developed amidst an exceptional scenario over the past four months of the year marked by the impact by the coronavirus and the strengthened US economic, commercial and financial blockade of the Cuban people.

Meantime, Juan Carlos Alfonso, deputy chief of Cuba’s Stats and Information Office (ONEI), says Cuba has ratified its willingness to meet the 2030 agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals and the National Plan for Economic and Social Development, despite the impact on Cuban society and economy by the over 60-year US economic, commercial and financial blockade against the Cuban people.

Cuban economy facing exceptional scenario in 2021

Although the island has achieved modest results that aim at recovery despite a shortage in the offer of goods, the country still looks at a possible six percent economic growth this year, the economic minister said.

Minister Fernandez said that the GDP projection is based on an expected 2.2 million tourists, favorable performance of exports like nickel and telecommunications and the improvement of the role of the socialist companies along with the private sector.

Cuba will meet 2030 Agenda

Meanwhile, Cuba has ratified its willingness to meet the 2030 agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals and the National Plan for Economic and Social Development. [… ]

The statement was made by Juan Carlos Alfonso, deputy chief of Cuba’s Stats and Information Office (ONEI) during a virtual forum of the Regional Conference on Population and Development of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Alfonso acknowledged the role played by Peru as chair of the regional organization and also underscored the work done by Cuba in the immunization of its people against COVID -19, and the cooperation by the Cuban medical personnel with several countries of the world.

The meeting agreed to hold an upcoming forum next year at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in the United Nations.

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