At the 20th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), held in Havana, Cuba, the governments of Saint Lucia and Saint Kitts and Nevis thanked for the compliance with the principles of integration, equality, cooperation and solidarity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alva Baptiste, Saint Lucia’s foreign minister, thanked the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela “for the help and support despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. This is proof of the constant dedication and the strengthening of the region’s integration.”
Baptiste stressed that the ALBA-TCP cooperation has enabled the consolidation of important projects for the people of Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen each country’s economy.
“ALBA-TCP has achieved great things, which we can see with pleasure thanks to the joint work of its member countries,” said the Saint Lucian foreign minister.
For his part, Vance Amory, ambassador of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, thanked the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela “for ensuring that we can provide our people with health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Also, Amory highlighted the goals proposed by Venezuela in the 2022 Post-pandemic Work Plan “to help other ALBA countries in the face of the negative impact that has weakened us all.”
In this regard, Ambassador Amory extolled the principles of sovereignty and independence that ALBA defends, “such as a Peace Zone so that our peoples can celebrate integration, and also the preservation of the environment in the face of climate change.”