Press Release on the meetings of the Cuban delegation at the 10th Ministerial Meeting of the WTO with the DG of the WTO and Foreign Minister of Kenya.
Cuban delegation in Nairobi holds meetings with the Director General of WTO and the Foreign Minister of Kenya.
December 17, 2015. As part of the intense program of work carried out by the Cuban delegation to the Tenth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), in Nairobi, Kenya, the Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment of Cuba, Ileana Nuñez Mordoche, met with the Director General of the WTO, Roberto Azevedo and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Kenya and President of the Ministerial Conference, Ms. Amina Mohamed.
In both meetings, the head of the Cuban delegation reiterated the importance that the Final Declaration to be adopted by the ministers in Nairobi reaffirms the continuity, to completion, of the Doha Round and Development Agenda, so that they take due account of the needs, priorities and interests of the developing countries, especially the least developed. In this regard, she reaffirmed that the special and differential treatment for developing countries must be ensured if there is to be an effective and fair participation and integration in the world trade, as well as maintain the credibility of the WTO and the multilateral trading system.
In the interview with the Kenyan Foreign Minister, the representative of Cuba referred to the friendship and solidarity of the Caribbean Island with Africa and, in that context, she ensured the support of the Cuban delegation to the objective that the Ministerial Conference in Nairobi has successful outcomes that favor the development of the nations of the South, which constitute the vast majority of the WTO membership.
The Cuban Deputy Minister was accompanied by the members of the delegation Ms. Anayansi Rodriguez, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and Mr. Raul Rodriguez, Ambassador of Cuba in the African country.
Permanent Mission of Cuba in Geneva