ZANZIBAR President Dr Hussein Mwinyi has left Zanzibar via Dar es Salaam for Cuba, where he will represent Union President Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan in the ‘G77+ China Leaders’ Summit.
At the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport here, President Mwinyi accompanied by his wife Mama Mariam Mwinyi and his delegation were seen off by various senior government, ruling party CCM leaders led by the Second Vice-President Hemed Suleiman Abdulla, and the heads of the defence and security forces.
The G77 + China Leaders’ Summit themed “Current Development Challenges: Role of Science, Technology and Innovation,” is scheduled for September 15 and 16, this year, in Havana, Cuba.
The G77 + China Leaders’ Summit represents the largest intergovernmental coalition of 134 developing nations, as recognised by the United Nations. It serves as a platform for Southern countries to voice and promote their shared economic interests while enhancing their collaborative negotiating capabilities.
This conference offers an opportunity to address contemporary challenges in the realms of science, technology and innovation, exploring cooperative solutions, particularly through inter-Southern collaboration.
The leaders of these nations are expected to adopt the ‘Havana Declaration’ during the summit, which will outline guidelines for reforms and new approaches to enhance cooperation among Southern countries in the fields of science, technology and innovation.