Over one hundred Heads of State/Government, Foreign Ministers and other Heads
of Delegation attending the G77 meeting in Havana that was held in Havana, Cuba,
last Friday and Saturday.
Foreign Affairs Minister, E.P Chet Greene led Antigua and Barbuda’s delegation
to the meeting that discussed matters of interest to these states. In the post meeting
Declaration, the Group expressed concern over the use of technology.
The declaration also referenced the current unfair state of the world economic
order. “We note with deep concern that the major challenges generated by the
current unfair international economic order for developing countries have reached
their most acute expression in current times due, inter alia, to the persistent
negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, even though the Public Health
Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) for COVID-19 has been lifted by the
WHO, it stated.
The meeting also called for changes to the world financial system. “We stress the
urgent need for a comprehensive reform of the international financial architecture
and a more inclusive and coordinated approach to global financial governance,
with greater emphasis on cooperation among countries, including through
increasing the representation of developing countries in global decision and policy-
making bodies which will contribute to enhance the capacities of developing
countries to access and develop science, technology and innovation,” the
Greene was accompanied on the trip by Permanent Secretary, Anthony Liverpool
and Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to Cuba, George Goodwin.
FM Greene with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister. CARICOM HEADS and Foreign
Minister’s meeting with Cuban President