New York, March 21 (RHC-Minrex) -- Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodriguez Abascal, reiterated the importance of respect and strict compliance by Member States with the rules of procedure of the UN General Assembly and its respective committees.
At the meeting on the working methods of the UN General Assembly, held within the framework of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly, the Cuban diplomat called on Member States to hold substantive discussions to exchange and propose ideas relating to the review of the working methods both of the General Assembly and its six Main Committees.
The island's diplomat welcomed the meetings held between the Chairmen of the Committees, which she described as a useful feedback exercise on good practice, necessary to maintain transparency and accountability to Member States.
Rodríguez Abascal upheld the sovereign right of Member States to introduce new issues or resolutions as deemed relevant and called for respect for the mandates and functions of the General Assembly and its Main Committees.
She further called for work to mainstream approaches of the 2030 Agenda, without altering and questioning the mandates of UN principal bodies.
She concluded by reiterating the importance of the process of revitalization of the General Assembly, as well as Cuba's support for the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group and its Co-Chairs.