Havana, August 28 (RHC)-- Cuba will take part at the Fourth World Conference of Parliament Presidents, called by the Inter-parliamentary Union at the United Nations in New York, from August 31st to September 2nd. The meeting will focus on the role of parliamentary bodies in the implementation of new sustainable development goals. The Cuban delegation will be headed by the Vice President of the Cuban Parliament Ana Maria Mary and will include another four lawmakers. Speaking to reporters in Havana, the chairwoman of the Parliament's International Affairs Commission, Yolanda Ferrer, said that a general debate will take place at the conference in New York, with the objective of putting democracy at the service of peace and building on sustainable development. The Conference includes the parliaments of Latin American and Caribbean countries, plus Canada and the United States.
- Cuban historian: the public debate is a fundamental step in any constitutional reform process
- Cuban media follows closely the public debate on the draft Constitution
- Fidel Castro: “I'm not important. It is the six million Cubans back home that follow this visit who matter to me"
- Eusebio Leal: the public debate on the draft of constitution allows for advancing towards a stronger, more united nation
- Cuban-American: our participation in the constitutional reform process can help us find the way to talk with just one voice
- Cuban-Americans need to put pressure on their senators and congresspeople to change U.S.-policy towards Cuba
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