Cuban President Arrives in New York for U.N. General Assembly


RAUL CASTRO NEW YORKCuban President Raul Castro arrived Wednesday in New York City to attend the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and to participate in the General Debate of the 70th period of sessions of the UN General Assembly.

The Cuban delegation led by Raul includes Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, along his Deputy Abelardo Moreno, and the Cuban Permanent representative to the UN Rodolfo Reyes.

This will be the first time the Cuban leader visits the United States as the island nation’s head of state.

At the landmark Sustainable Development Summit to be held from 25-27 September at UN Headquarters in New York, countries will officially adopt the historic new agenda, entitled “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” which was agreed upon by the 193 Member States of the United Nations, and includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With information from news agencies

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