ALBA-TCP Leader Lends Voice to World Solidarity Day with Venezuela

“We have come to support dialogue…we want to build continental and world brotherhood,” David Choquehuanca. | Photo: @vencancilleria

197 delegates representing political and social organizations from around the world are discussing peace and international solidarity.

The Secretary General of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, ALBA-TCP, David Choquehuanca, has confirmed – on behalf of the Bolivian government – his solidarity with Venezuela and his commitment to strengthen dialogue between the government and the opposition.

“We have come to support dialogue. We reject the war, the confrontation between brothers, we want to build continental and world brotherhood,” Choquehuanca said.

He was speaking at the three day summit, “We are all Venezuela”, which is being held at the Teresa Carreno Theater in Caracas.

197 delegates representing political and social organizations from around the world are discussing peace and international solidarity with the country.

Bolivia is one of the nations to join the follow-up commission taking part in the talks between the Venezuelan government and the opposition which started this week in the Dominican Republic.

“We want to express our respect to the Government of Nicolas Maduro, the people of Venezuela, to all the peoples of the world who have come to express solidarity with the democracy of our region, our continent and the world” Choquehuanca said.

Cuba’s representative at the summit, Fernando Gonzalez said the Bolivarian Revolution has focused its work on the integration and rapprochement of the international community to face the hegemonic power of the United States.

“It wants to attack the Bolivarian Revolution because it is a process of integration and rapprochement of peoples. It wants to attack and destroy this model of inclusion, but the people will defend this pro-independence project,” he said.

At the summit’s opening ceremony, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told the audience, “In socialism, we are building hope for the Venezuelan people and for the whole world.”

Arreaza emphasized the strength of the people in the face of the constant imperialism promoted by the U.S. government.

He said that with the departure of Hugo Chavez, the empire thought that the Bolivarian Revolution would come to an end and yet the people have remained firm in socialism with President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly President Delcy Rodriguez said Venezuelans will defend their country from threats made by U.S. President Donald Trump to intervene in the country. “Imperial hatred came to Venezuela with neofascist expressions,” Rodriguez said.

While the Deputy Minister for International Communication, William Castillo, said the struggle for peace in Venezuela is the struggle for world peace.

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by teleSUR

teleSUR, September 16, 2017

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