Havana, Cuba.- Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel advocated collective thinking to boost the economy, based on the generation of ideas that lead to transformation and progress.

By intervening in the balance meeting of the Ministry of Economy and Planning, he warned on Wednesday that it is an immediate response in a complex scenario, marked by the US blockade, a hostile policy imposed for almost six decades, exacerbated by the current administration in the White House.

We must listen to those who know best, approach the research centers and universities, in order to promote innovation, he stressed at the meeting, which was also attended by the vice president of the State Council and comptroller general, Gladys Bejerano, and the vice president of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas.

According to Díaz-Canel, in the context in which the Cuban economy is developing, it is urgent to boost exports and direct foreign investments.

In this regard, he insisted that these issues, together with tourism and the non-state sector, are key elements of the necessary productive linkages.

Speaking of the private sector, he recalled that it is the result of the socialist model and not of neoliberalism, which is why it should contribute to the country’s economy, although he pointed out the importance of strengthening the socialist state enterprise.

In the conclusions of the balance that became a broad debate, the president also urged to work with realism, without dogmas and to eliminate obstacles such as bureaucracy and other actions that obstruct the processes.

Díaz-Canel reiterated the country’s commitment to the computerization of society and the strengthening of social communication.

During the debate, issues such as the stimulus to efficiency, planning, import substitution and the search for short-term alternatives faced with the scarcity of financial resources were analyzed.