On Thursday, on the occasion of the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World, the Foreign Vice-minister for Africa, Yuri Pimentel, held a meeting with 42 delegations from Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo, Chad, Benin, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.
The Venezuelan diplomat explained the historical events of the Battle of Carabobo on its 200th anniversary, a decisive battle that expelled the Spanish empire and paved the way for the unity of Colombia.
Likewise, Pimentel highlighted that Venezuela is suffering from a blockade and unilateral coercive measures that have had devastating effects on the economy.
The Vice-minister for Africa stressed that the dream of unity was not only cherished by Venezuelan independence heroes such as Miranda, Bolívar, Chávez and President Maduro, but also by great African leaders such as Ghaddafi and Kwame Nkrumah, among others.
At the meeting, the African representatives expressed their support and solidarity with the Venezuelan people and government in the face of the U.S. attacks and demanded respect for Venezuela’s independence and self-determination.
The Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World aims to raise the flags of social movements to promote the fight for an inclusive model of society, equality and social justice.