President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasised the required place of science, know-how and innovation in overcoming the present enchancment challenges confronted by rising nations worldwide.
He expressed these views talking on the Summit of the Heads of State and Authorities of the G77 + China in Havana, Cuba on Friday (15).
The summit started beneath the auspices of the Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez.
President Wickremesinghe started by commending Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez for convening the summit and acknowledging Cuba’s historic place as a champion for the issues and aspirations of rising nations inside fairly an excessive amount of multilateral boards.
“Europe’s developments all by the fifteenth century, equal to gunpowder, cannons and ocean-going ships, enabled it to beat completely completely completely utterly completely totally different parts of the world, ensuing all by the technological divide seen related this second. A mannequin new technological divide is rising all by the twenty first century, necessitating the adoption of digitalization and new utilized sciences, equal to Monumental Knowledge, IoT, AI, Blockchain, Biotechnology and Genome Sequencing, to bridge the opening,” the President acknowledged.
“The ideas drain from the South to the North and the next lack of educated manpower is one completely completely utterly completely totally different hazard to the event of Science Expertise and Innovation of the South. China, India, Japan and South Korea have developed Science Expertise and Innovation by nurturing their manpower. Attributable to this actuality we should always all the time regularly regularly ask for compensation from the North for the scarcity of our manpower,” he added.
He furthermore urged elevated South-South cooperation and proposed a scheme akin to the Colombo Plan to bolster collaboration, commerce greatest practices and develop insurance coverage protection safety security safety security insurance coverage protection safety security safety insurance coverage protection safety security insurance coverage protection safety insurance coverage protection insurance coverage insurance policies that harness the transformational potential of science, know-how and innovation.
In conclusion, President Wickremesinghe reaffirmed Sri Lanka’s dedication to supporting the mannequin new Havana Declaration and usually usually referred to as for the collective voice of G77 and China to be heard in worldwide fora.
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