Masisi calls for G77 assistance


To address the global digital divide, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has called upon Member States of the Group of 77 (G77) for support in developing sustainable ICT infrastructure investment, financing, data, and research.

Masisi appealed at the G77+China Summit held in Havana, Cuba, on Friday. The Group of 77 is the largest intergovernmental organisation of developing countries within the United Nations.

Its mission is to enable countries in the global South to advocate for their collective economic interests, enhance their negotiating power on international economic matters, and promote South-South cooperation for development. Masisi emphasised the diversity of the G77, representing countries from across the world, and highlighted Botswana's unique position as a Land-Locked Developing Country (LLDC) and the current Global Chair of the Group.

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