The first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Raul Castro, and President Miguel Diaz-Canel are attending the third extraordinary session of the People''s Power National Assembly (Parliament) on Saturday.
Gathered at Havana's Convention Center, the lawmakers are meeting in a plenary session to assess the economic and social development program until 2030, after participating in working meetings of all ten permanent commissions of the Assembly on Thursday and Friday.
On Wednesday, Raul Castro and Diaz-Canel attended the second extraordinary session of the 9th Legislature, at which the new Constitution of the Republic was proclaimed.
The PCC leader gave the proclamation speech in which he ratified that Cuba's defense and economic development are two priorities of equal importance.
For his part, the head of State has participated in the meetings of several parliamentary commissions, at which he called for economic efficiency, with key strategies like the reduction of imports by boosting national production and exports, foreign investment and productive chains.
On his Twitter account, Diaz-Canel wrote, 'The extraordinary session of the People's Power National Assembly concludes today. We have attended an intense, critical and supporting debate on economic issues. We will follow up on what has been proposed in the Government's working agenda'.