You are here: Home » News-IANS » Diplomacy
Business Standard

UN urges Cuba to continue on reform path

IANS  |  United Nations 

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday that Fidel Castro's Cuba made strides in areas such as education and health and urged the Caribbean island to continue along its current reform path in pursuit of greater prosperity.

"At this time of national mourning, I offer the support of the United Nations to work alongside the people of the island," Efe news agency quoted Ban as saying.

The UN chief, who is attending the Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, extended condolences to the Cuban people and Fidel Castro's family, particularly the late revolutionary leader's brother, Cuban President Raul Castro.

"I hope that Cuba will continue to advance on a path of reform and greater prosperity," he added, referring to Raul Castro's project of "updating" Cuba's socialist economic model by allowing more scope for private enterprise and foreign investment.

Ban said he met with Fidel Castro in January 2014, adding that they had discussed topics including sustainable development and climate change.

Under the leadership of Fidel Castro, who passed away Friday night at the age of 90, Ban said that Cuba had "made advances in the fields of education, literacy and health".

Castro formally resigned as Cuba's president in 2008, two years after falling ill with diverticulitis and ceding power to his younger brother.

--IANS

vgu/bg

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

UN urges Cuba to continue on reform path

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday that Fidel Castro's Cuba made strides in areas such as education and health and urged the Caribbean island to continue along its current reform path in pursuit of greater prosperity.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday that Fidel Castro's Cuba made strides in areas such as education and health and urged the Caribbean island to continue along its current reform path in pursuit of greater prosperity.

"At this time of national mourning, I offer the support of the United Nations to work alongside the people of the island," Efe news agency quoted Ban as saying.

The UN chief, who is attending the Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, extended condolences to the Cuban people and Fidel Castro's family, particularly the late revolutionary leader's brother, Cuban President Raul Castro.

"I hope that Cuba will continue to advance on a path of reform and greater prosperity," he added, referring to Raul Castro's project of "updating" Cuba's socialist economic model by allowing more scope for private enterprise and foreign investment.

Ban said he met with Fidel Castro in January 2014, adding that they had discussed topics including sustainable development and climate change.

Under the leadership of Fidel Castro, who passed away Friday night at the age of 90, Ban said that Cuba had "made advances in the fields of education, literacy and health".

Castro formally resigned as Cuba's president in 2008, two years after falling ill with diverticulitis and ceding power to his younger brother.

--IANS

vgu/bg

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

UN urges Cuba to continue on reform path

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday that Fidel Castro's Cuba made strides in areas such as education and health and urged the Caribbean island to continue along its current reform path in pursuit of greater prosperity.

"At this time of national mourning, I offer the support of the United Nations to work alongside the people of the island," Efe news agency quoted Ban as saying.

The UN chief, who is attending the Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, extended condolences to the Cuban people and Fidel Castro's family, particularly the late revolutionary leader's brother, Cuban President Raul Castro.

"I hope that Cuba will continue to advance on a path of reform and greater prosperity," he added, referring to Raul Castro's project of "updating" Cuba's socialist economic model by allowing more scope for private enterprise and foreign investment.

Ban said he met with Fidel Castro in January 2014, adding that they had discussed topics including sustainable development and climate change.

Under the leadership of Fidel Castro, who passed away Friday night at the age of 90, Ban said that Cuba had "made advances in the fields of education, literacy and health".

Castro formally resigned as Cuba's president in 2008, two years after falling ill with diverticulitis and ceding power to his younger brother.

--IANS

vgu/bg

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.
 

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard