Global South and China or G77 leaders summit kicked off in Havana, Cuba.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen called for genuine reform of global institutions to accommodate the interests of the global south.
Demeke said unilateral sanctions and coercive economic actions hamper progress in science, technology, and economic development.
He also noted facilitating knowledge and technology transfer through South-South cooperation
fosters innovation and the implementation of SDGs.
Ethiopia’s digital strategy envisages an inclusive digital economy with wider benefits to the wider public Demeke also underscored.
The Deputy Prime Minister told the Summit that Ethiopia has registered encouraging results in the implementation of the digital strategy.
The Leaders Summit is expected to conclude today issuing a declaration.
On the margins of the Summit Demeke also met the president of the Republic of Cuba other government officials and the UNEP Director General.