Havana, Nov 27 (EFE).- The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, confirmed this Monday his participation in the 28th United Nations Climate Conference (COP28), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), as well as the official visits he will make later to Qatar and Iran.
“In hours we will go to the United Arab Emirates, then to Qatar and Iran to carry out official work visits. In the UAE we will participate in the COP-28, where a Summit of Leaders of the G-77 and China on climate change has also been called” , wrote the Cuban ruler on the social network X (formerly Twitter).
Díaz-Canel will attend COP28 – which will take place from November 30 to December 12 – as protempore president of the Group of 77+China, the largest and most diverse negotiation bloc in the multilateral sphere, with 134 member states. .
The G77+China Leaders Summit, which will take place on the occasion of the world climate conference in Dubai, has been convened by Cuba to strengthen the strategic coordination of that bloc in the current context of environmental crisis.
The president of the Caribbean country will also visit Qatar and Iran.
Díaz-Canel will arrive in Iran at the head of a high-level political and economic delegation, at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart, Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, who was on the island last June.
During a meeting with the Cuban dignitary, Raisi highlighted the bilateral cooperation capabilities in biotechnology, nanotechnology and mineral resources, and proposed forming a joint working group to cooperate in these technologies.
Within the framework of that visit, senior Iranian and Cuban officials signed six agreements to work on a comprehensive cooperation program, a pact in the customs area, as well as in the jurisdictions, computerization and communications sectors.
Cuba and Iran maintain close relations that have had a new boost since the Covid-19 pandemic, when the two countries began to cooperate in the joint production of a vaccine against the viral disease. AND