Cuba hosts G77+China summit, aims to build ‘a new economic world order’
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez at a press conference about the G77 + China summit in Havana, Cuba, Sept. 13, 2023. | Ramon Espinosa / AP

The Group of 77 plus China summit kicked off in Havana, Cuba, on Friday to help build a “new economic world order.”

The meeting of the group of developing and emerging countries that represent around 80% of the global population met amid warnings of growing polarization in the world.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres joined some 30 heads of state and governments from across Africa, Asia, and Latin America for the two-day summit.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez said the meeting, which runs until Saturday, is set to issue a statement on “the right to development in an increasingly exclusive, unfair, unjust, and plundering international order.”

Rodríguez added that the statement will call for “the establishment of a new economic world order.”

The bloc, which was established by 77 countries of the global South in 1964, now has 134 members, including China, which is not a full member. Cuba took over the rotating presidency in January.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel was set to deliver the opening address of the summit followed by a speech by Guterres.

The summit comes ahead of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, which opens in New York City on Monday.

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Roger McKenzie
Roger McKenzie

Roger McKenzie is the International Editor of Morning Star, Britain’s daily socialist newspaper. He is the author of the book "African Uhuru: The Fight for African Freedom in the Rise of the Global South" published by Manifesto Press.