Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro described as “extraordinary” the 20th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), held in Havana, Republic of Cuba.
At the Convention Palace, during a political, cultural event on the occasion of the Summit, the Venezuelan president urged the participating countries to promote the elements of the Comprehensive Economic and Financial Development Plan of the Alliance.
“I hope the elements of the Plan’s declaration can be broadcast by traditional media and social networks, and be explained to the youth,” urged the president.
Likewise, Maduro highlighted that ALBA-TCP is an integration platform of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.
“We have never proposed to build an ALBA-TCP army or armed fleet to go sail the seas and threaten this region or other regions in the world. It’s not a warmongering, threatening alliance to dispute territories and wealth; it’s an alliance to dispute life, build dreams and utopia. It’s an alliance for peace. That’s why it’s a Bolivarian alliance that can resume the 200-year-long desires of our peoples,” said President Maduro.
In his statement, the Venezuelan president ratified his call on the peoples, the working class, peasants and the youth “to accompany, walk along and take the reins of the ALBA-TCP future plans.”
“Undoubtedly, we’ve been walking this path for 17 years. ALBA has made a name for itself. ALBA is here, and we have to count the years if we talk about a united, happy Latin America in peace. It’s the Latin America and the Caribbean whose construction we will witness. Long live the 17 years of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America! Long live the Great Homeland!” said President Maduro.