Foreign Affairs Minister, Kamina Johnson-Smith, is urging the developing world to act now to advance strategic plans to incorporate science and technology into its development.

Speaking at the G77 and China Summit which took place last week in Havana, Cuba, Minister Johnson Smith reminded the gathering of the growing threats being faced.

In her statement to the Summit, the Minister reminded the various world leaders that there are windows of opportunity for the Global South.

The Minister also reiterated the call for the international community to foster an open, fair, inclusive and non-discriminatory environment for scientific and technological development.

Mrs. Johnson Smith says more must be done to assist developing nations in growing there nascent science and technology industries.

Kamina Johnson-Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.