Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel called for committed and hard work to overcome the complex situation of the country, currently under a COVID-19 spread and a difficult economic slump.
According to ACN, the head of state presided over a governmental meeting in Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, where he identified the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing financial reordering and local production as three major challenges to face.
The current pandemic situation is not only caused by travelers coming from abroad, internal inefficiencies have to be considered particularly those related to the search for infected persons and their isolation, he said.
Díaz-Canel considered that the it is nonsense to continue to spend half of the country’s hard currency income importing foodstuffs that can be
locally produced. Sancti Spiritus has conditions to keep advancing food production, he pointed out.
The head of state was accompanied by the second secretary of Cuba’s
Communist Party Jose Ramon Machado and by Prime Minister Manuel Marrero, as well as by other government officials.
With information from ACN