Venezuela Committed to Dialogue and Cooperation

Caracas, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is continuing its commitment to preserving regional and international gatherings such as the Ibero-American Summit held in Guatemala, an event that opens up opportunities for cooperation, meetings and dialogue in order to advance the growth of peoples.

The Foreign Minister of the country, Jorge Arreaza, in his speech on Friday stated that the Ibero-American summits since 1991 have become a event for cooperation, the possibility of finding ourselves with respectful, healthy political dialogue and, to make concrete progress’.

During the closing of the meeting with Heads of State and Government, the Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs congratulated the hosts for organizing the summit, and said in recent times this meeting has raised its level of integrity based on the development of member countries.

Arreaza also defined the summit as ‘a connecting bridge between Europe and Latin America to be permanently strengthened, enriched and protected’ to foster the multilateralism of international organizations.

There is a move towards unilateralism, hegemonism, and our continent is characterized by defending collective decision-making and the collective construction of a better world’, the diplomat added.

The Minister also praised the fact that the countries attending the Ibero-American Summit adopted Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Objectives for the eradication of poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring the prosperity of humanity.

The Venezuelan government’s plan for 2019-2025 ‘has been built in coordination with the UN agencies to clearly meet the objectives of sustainable development’, he added.

On the other hand, he ratified the solidarity with Cuba and Nicaragua after the political and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. government on both nations.

Arreaza denounced, finally, that Venezuela and Nicaragua, after achieving internal political peace, are now suffering threats and coercive measures. He warned both countries are used as smokescreens, with the intention of covering the problems of other governments in the region.

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