Raúl Castro Calls to Follow Guidelines for Sustainable Development

With a call from the Cuban president, Raúl Castro to continue the path of sustainable development, following guidelines like productivity, efficiency, control and savings, concluded the 6th Regular Session of Parliament.

While closing the meeting of the members of the Eighth Legislature, the president said that despite the economic limitations projected, it corresponds to maximize the efficiency reserves to the top, to concentrate resources towards activities that generate export earnings and substitute imports.

We need to make the investment process more efficient and to grow in investments in the productive sector and infrastructure, prioritizing sustainability of power generation and growth of efficiency in the use of energy carriers, he pointed out.

In addition, he also indicated to reduce any expense that is not essential and to take advantage of the available resources more rationally and with dedication to develop the country. He said economic, trade and financial relations of the Caribbean island with several nations are entering a new stage.

As a concrete evidence in this direction, the leader mentioned the important multilateral agreement reached on December 12 in Paris, France, with the 14 Cuba’s creditor countries that make up the Ad-Hoc Group of the Paris Club.

In this regard, he highlighted the progress in the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between Cuba and the European Union (EU) and the bilateral relations with the Member States, in addition to the strategic importance of the agreement signed with the Government of the Russian Federation.

(With information from Prensa Latina)

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