Cuba to host ECLAC summit, take over rotating presidency – Xinhua

HAVANA, May 3 (Xinhua) — Cuba will host the 37th session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) between May 7 and 11 and assume the presidency of the regional United Nations organization for two years, a senior Cuban official said Thursday.

At a press conference, William Diaz, director of international economic cooperation at the island’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment (MINCEX), said the resolution to host this important meeting was a unanimous choice by Latin America and Caribbean countries.

“This decision is to recognize the active role within the framework of ECLAC that Cuba has had for many years,” he said.

The event will bring together representatives of the 46 member countries and 13 associate members of ECLAC and coincide with the…

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