Venezuela reaffirms commitment to turning common grounds into unity at Ibero-American Conference
On the 1st Ibero-America Day, on July 19, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reaffirms his commitment “to turning the historical, cultural common grounds binding us together into a tool of unity and development based on dialogue, cooperation and solidarity” in line with the goals of the Ibero-American community.
This has been one of the main approaches of the Venezuelan Government in the last decades within the framework of the Ibero-American Cooperation.
In November 2019, during the 1st Ibero-American Summit of Foreign Ministers, held in Andorra, July 19 was declared Ibero-America Day, a date when the First Declaration of Ibero-American Heads of State was endorsed in Mexico in 1991.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela advocated then for the strengthening of diplomacy, multilateralism and cooperation in the region, expressed the need of keeping mechanisms for permanent dialogue and praised the Conference as “one of the fewest spaces” of convergence of Latin American countries, Spain, Portugal and Andorra.
On the 1st Ibero-America Day, the Ibero-American General Secretariat, the Ibero-American Cooperation Program’s Youth Iberochestras, and Ibero-American Ambassador of Culture Jorge Drexler gathered to send a message of hope, solidarity and cooperation with a new and special version of the song “Al Otro Lado del Río” (On the Other Side of the River), written by Drexler.