Cuba, Iraq FMs vow to develop bilateral relations ahead of G77 Summit
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein affirmed their dedication to bolstering bilateral relations ahead of the G77 + China Summit in Havana.
In a recent telephone conversation, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, the Cuban Foreign Minister, and his Iraqi counterpart, Fuad Hussein, shared their interest in developing bilateral relations. The discussion was centered around the anticipated G77 + China summit, scheduled to convene in Havana this week, with the goal of addressing pressing global challenges.
Rodriguez Parrilla disclosed that the talks included an array of topics on both the regional and international levels. The Cuban Foreign Minister underscored the historical foundations of the Cuba-Iraq relationship, which date back to the historic meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in the Cuban capital in 1979, and he emphasized Cuba's aspirations to advance these relations.
In a telephone conversation with Iraqi Foreign Minister @Fuad_Husseein, we both agreed on the interest in strengthening bilateral relations & multilateral coordination in the context of G-77 & China to face common challenges. We discussed items of the regional & intl. agendas. https://t.co/O65TV8n8x5— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) September 12, 2023
His Iraqi counterpart, Fuad Hussein, concurred, stating, "We seek to support efforts for peace and stability at the regional and international levels." He also reiterated Iraq's commitment to fostering stronger ties between the two nations.
Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid confirmed his participation in the forthcoming Summit of Heads of State and Government of the G77 + China, which is scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday. The summit will place a particular focus on South-South cooperation pertaining to innovation and development issues.
The G77 was founded back in 1946 as a transformative force in global economic affairs, uniting developing nations and shaping international relations by securing commitments from developed countries.
What made the G77 unique was its ability to unite developing nations, forging a solid platform for them to coordinate their views on global economic matters.
This unity proved instrumental in the group's ability to yield change. Muchkund Dubey, former Indian Foreign Minister and a witness to the group's formation, described the G77's mission as a "historic endeavor to change the rules of the game." The group not only established new principles and standards governing the global economic system but also confronted the staunch resistance of developed nations head-on.