Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will ratify its commitment to cooperation, solidarity and peace, on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez affirmed on Friday.
The head of Cuban diplomacy wrote on his Twitter account that this commitment comes at a juncture marked by ‘the dangerous imperialist and neoliberal escalation unleashed against Our America.’
He also referred to the 17th ALBA-TCP Summit, scheduled for this Saturday in Havana, which will analyze the regional situation after the coup d’état in Bolivia, the popular anti-neoliberal mobilizations in Chile and Colombia, and the increase in US hostility against Cuba, among other issues.
ALBA-TCP eaders and senior political representatives will also celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Alliance founded on December 14, 2004 by leaders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.
Solidarity, complementarity, justice and cooperation are the principles defended by ALBA-TCP, which emerged as an alternative to the hegemony of capital that threatened to expand throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname and Saint Lucia make up ALBA-TCP, whose Executive Secretary is Bolivian former Foreign minister David Choquehuanca.