Havana, 21 February 2021.- The Cuban Foreign Minister will participate virtually in the High-Level Segment of the Conference on Disarmament, which will take place this Monday, 22 February 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. Cuba’s participation in this event corresponds to its commitment to the international disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control regime.
Mister President, This year we commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the historic World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, but the goals established in the Durban Plan and Programme of Action are yet to be achieved. We are no way near the materialization of the 2030 Agenda either.
Your Excellency Mister Askar Mamin, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Your Excellencies Heads of Government and heads of delegations, I thank Kazakhstan, which currently holds the chairmanship of the Eurasian Economic Union, for the invitation to participate in this meeting. I am confident that I will have the chance to attend future meetings in person, which was not possible this time due to the international epidemiological situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to acknowledge the Eurasian Economic Commission for their work in the organi