Cuba reaffirms commitment to Latin American and Caribbean unity

Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Thursday stressed on his X profile Cuba’s unwavering commitment to the integration and unity of Latin America and the Caribbean.

After participating in Venezuela in the 23rd Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) on Wednesday, the president noted the principles of peace, unity, solidarity and cooperation promoted by this regional integration mechanism.

He described the initiative as the ‘Miracle Alliance that made seemingly impossible projects and feats real, benefiting millions in the social sphere.’

Diaz-Canel pointed out that this group of countries has proved how and how much can be done from the South, beyond from blockades and difficulties decreed by empires and mercilessly imposed by the current international order, which is profoundly unjust.

In its 22-item Final Declaration, the 23rd ALBA-TCP Summit reaffirmed the commitment to strengthen ALBA as a mechanism for unity, dialogue and political coordination, based on the principles of solidarity, social justice, cooperation and economic complementarity.

The Latin American and Caribbean leaders also expressed their commitment to the defense of national sovereignty without external interference, and rejected the postulates of the Monroe Doctrine which, after 200 years, continues to be used to justify destabilizing and interventionist actions in the region.

The 2030 ALBA Strategic Agenda, approved at the meeting, includes the creation of a development and cooperation agency to attract resources in the world; the study and approval of the plan to relaunch Petrocaribe in a new stage; the approval of the ALBA-Food plan; and the successful completion, signing and adoption of the Peoples’ Trade Agreement (TCP).

Participants repeated the call on the international community to impose an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and stop the genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity against Palestine.


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