The Vice-minister for Africa of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Yuri Pimentel, participated this Tuesday in the videoconference Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo: Independence and Sovereignty as Rights of the Peoples, organized by the Diplomatic Missions of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela accredited in Egypt, Benin and Mozambique.
In his speech, Vice-minister Pimentel offered a lecture on the independence history of the South American nation, highlighting different moments of transcendental importance for the consolidation of its emancipation, which happened before the heroic deed of Campo de Carabobo, on June 24, 1821.
In this sense, he highlighted the signing of the Armistice and War Regularization Treaty, known as the Trujillo Armistice, signed between the leader of the patriotic forces, the Liberator Simón Bolívar, and the realist Pablo Morillo, committing to carry the war in a civilized manner.
The Vice-minister for Africa praised the importance of the Battle of Carabobo for the consolidation of the independence of Venezuela and America, and assured that the patriot legacy of the liberators is still present in the current struggles for the defense of the sovereignty and self-determination of the peoples.
For his part, the Venezuelan ambassador to Egypt, Wilmer Barrientos, addressed the antecedents, causes and consequences of this epic event that sealed the independence of Venezuela, while paying a heartfelt tribute to the heroes and heroines who made possible the patriot victory.
In his reflection, he also urged to continue traveling the path of Carabobo as the example to follow to maintain unalterable freedom, independence and sovereignty, despite the current attacks and threats from US imperialism and its allies.
The panel of the activity, framed in the commemorative acts of the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo, was shared with the Venezuelan professor Omar Hurtado Rayugsen and María Helena Correia Langa, from the sister Republic of Mozambique.