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Fidel Castro, the dictator of Cuba, has said the country’s “economic miracles are more than we ever dreamed”.
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The dictator, 81, told gospelhitza conference in Havana on Wednesday that his country’s achievements made people pay more attention to his country’s financial sector, the newspaper La Nacion reported.
He said the country’s foreign exchange reserves had surpassed its annual expenditure on defence, including air defence, and had made the country more stable.
He spoke about the country’s plans to buy 40 fighter jets and 40 aircraft for US military services, including nuclear weapons.
On Wednesday, the country’s Treasury Department announced that it had paid off US$3bn in international banks’ loans to Cuba in 2013.
Castro also told the summit that Cuba “lives to the advantage of the world”, and his government was seeking a more sustainable solution to climate change.
Fidel Castro, in Havana’s Cuban Theatre, speaks about imprgospelhitzoving Cuba’s economy
The announcement, which was carried in an official report, comes after Cuba’s top Cuban government official said he believes global warming could have devastating consequences.
The deputy foreign minister of the country, Abel Márquez-Otitlan, told state TV on Wednesday that the Cuban economy had grown at a “rapid pace” and was not in danger, according to reports by La Nacion and AFP.
The news comes as a United Nations climate change conference in Bonn in September also plans to increase its global funding to help countries cope with weather events such as droughts, floods a바카라사이트nd heatwaves.
The UN climate conference aims to boost world efforts to combat climate change and encourage countries to invest in innovative ways.
Cuba is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in the 2016 UN’s annual report on human rights and in May, it became the 14th country to receive the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for its historic blockade of its neighbours, accusing the West of “genocide”.