ANC on G77 Summit: Resounding win for Cuba to end blockade, sanctions
Explore in detail the remarks made by the Arab intellectuals of the Arab National Congress ahead of the G77+China Summit to be held in Havana, Cuba.
The Arab National Congress (ANC) sees the G77+China Summit held in Cuba as a confirmation of the world's transition into a new multipolar international system, the General Secretariat of the ANC said in a statement discussing the upcoming meeting in Havana.
The historic Summit, taking place in Cuba parallel with other high-level events such as the BRICS+ Summit, the G20 Summit, and the Russia-Africa Summit, serves as a reminder of the world's readiness to transition to multipolarity, the ANC stated.
The group stressed the importance of economic development as a key factor in achieving political independence. They underscored the need to rally behind Resistance movements worldwide, calling for a global initiative to be launched in order to break unilateral economic sanctions and lift embargoes that have strangled numerous nations.
The ANC stressed that the West and the Global North will seek to marginalize and downplay the impact of the Summit, which holds various political dimensions.
Furthermore, they highlighted the significance of Cuba's role as the host of the summit, considering that the Island has been under a six-decade-long, US-led embargo.
The ANC also pointed to the 134-strong attending nations, which constitutes a victory for Cuba against the crippling US policy on both the diplomatic and political fronts.
"This is especially important given the various attempts to isolate, blockade, conspire against, and wage wars against the Cuban revolution in order to overthrow it and break its will," the statement read.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' participation at the conference marks another break in the diplomatic blockade imposed against Havana's government and people.
"It is a victory for Cuba as a whole and for President Miguel Diaz-Canel personally."
Latin America at the forefront of multipolarity
The G77+China Summit will renew global significance for Latin America, reflecting its rise to the path to liberating itself from American hegemony, the ANC added.
The ANC said the event carries on with "the legacy of the Non-Alligned Movement, in which Arab liberation leaders like President Gamal Abdel Nasser played a significant role in launching."
It added that the event will also commemorate the living spirits of great Latin American leaders like Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Ernesto Che Guevara
"The participation of countries known for their close ties with Washington also sends another message on the changing [political] conditions in many countries, where their leaders realize that the peaceful path to achieving full development lies in adopting policies that unite developing countries and prioritize balance in international relations."
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The ANC criticized the lack of presence of Arab nations at the conference which targets science and development issues.
The Arab National Congress ended its statement with several crucial points, including:
- Calling for this summit to include resolutions in support of all liberation, independence, and resistance movements worldwide against colonialism and hegemony;
- Establishing special funds for the reconstruction of disaster-stricken developing countries;
- Initiating internal dialogue between conflicting countries;
- Giving climate crisis, global warming, and other environmental issues the attention they deserve.
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