Statement by Manuel Marrero Cruz, prime minister of the Republic of Cuba to the debate of the United Nations General Assembly on financing for development in the Covid-19 era. September 29, 2020.
Mr. Secretary General,
Distinguished Heads of State and Government,
The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted all countries’ health, finances, economy, employment and society; but developing nations have been hit the worst.
Due to increased health expenses to address the pandemic and the loss of income as a result of paralyzed economy and foreign trade, tax, trade and balance of payments deficits of developing countries have increased, as well as their food insecurity.