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An article from Hispan TV (translated by CPNN)
Ecuador, in its capacity as president of the Group of 77 developing countries and China (G77 + China), opened on Monday [11 December] in Quito, the Ecuadorian capital, a High Level meeting with eminent personalities of the South, with the objective to reflect on the main problems of the planet.
María Fernanda Espinosa, in video of the conference
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“We will reflect on geopolitical conflicts and the importance of dialogue to promote a culture of peace,” said Ecuadorian Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa at the opening of the event, adding that we must address the impacts of climate change, fiscal justice and human mobility, which “are central and necessary axes to advance in a global order”.
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The Foreign Minister emphasized that these problems must be analyzed “from a southern perspective”, because “they are key for the countries that make up our group, the largest and most important within the United Nations, which this year we have the privilege of preside.”
The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, and the High Commissioner for Operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), George Okoth-Obbo.
The head of Ecuadorian diplomacy also called on the countries of the South to “strengthen our ties based on the values of equality, brotherhood and social justice”, just when the planet is confronted with situations of extreme complexity, such as change climate and enormous inequality.”
For the Ecuadorian official, this meeting aims to send a message about the need to strengthen multilateralism and global integration.
“Continuous economic growth should promote social inclusion, but we can not do it alone, it requires the integration of the global south, where speeches and actions in favor of a multipolar world are increasing,” added the Ecuadorian minister.