The G77, which was formed by the combination of 77 countries, continues its existence with 134 countries today. The "G77+China" summit will be hosted by the Caribbean country Cuba with the participation of many heads of state from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
According to the statement made by the authorities, the summit, which will be held in the capital Havana on September 15-16, will start with the opening speech of Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
In addition to Canel and Guterres, the summit will be attended by representatives of many countries, including Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, Colombian President Gustavo Petro, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
"We reaffirm our commitment to multilateralism, cooperation, and development since the Havana Summit,” the Cuban President said in his social media post.
Chinese media reported that Li Xi, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CCP), will attend the summit as the special representative of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on September 13 that the summit would address the role of science, technology, and innovation. The G77 was founded in 1964 by 77 countries. Today, the group, which covers Asia, Africa, and Latin America, has 134 members.
Source: Anadolu Agency