According to Velazquez, education is the instrument to teach reading in the world in which we live and contribute to its change.
The minister shared experiences and Cuba’s particularities regarding the commitment to prioritize the sector, amid the obstacle the US blockade represents.
In her speech, Velazquez ratified the Cuban State’s political will to give education an essential role, as 23% of budget expenditures are allocated for that sector.
Heads of State, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay also addressed the forum. (Prensa Latina)