Cuba-Venezuela Agreement as an example of bilateral cooperation

By Yadira Cruz Valera

Caracas, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) After 20 years, the Cuba-Venezuela Agreement has been an example of two-way cooperation and unity amid a complicated setting that today marks Latin America.

While several regional governments are committed to neoliberalism and contribute to their reactionary policies to the weakening of integrationist mechanisms, these nations prove that ¨unity¨ is the only possible avenue to victory.

The 20th Intergovernmental Commission of the Cuba-Venezuela Agreement that met in this South American nation for four days also reaffirmed the historical ties between these nations.

During the closing ceremony of the meeting, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stated that such an agreement is based on the historical interests drawn up by Simon Bolivar and Jose Marti, during the liberation of the Latin American peoples.

‘This union is not based on petty or material interests … Our union is not paper, it has deep roots, Bolivar and Marti, so we must feel it and convey it to the future generations,’ Maduro said.

On the other hand, Venezuelan Deputy Minister of Economy, Tareck El Aissami, stressed that defending these mutual alliances is the only avenue to overthrow imperial claims and highlighted solidarity between the two nations.

‘Strengthening Cuba-Venezuela agreements is a way to overcome the US claims to stifle both nations,’ he said.

El Assaimi thanked the Cuban people for the continuing effort to support the Bolivarian Revolution.

We are convinced, he said, that those agreements we have previously signed will have an impact and bring positive outcomes for comprehensive development and happily achieve the objectives set.

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