Havana, Cuba, Sep 11.- The 6th Meeting of Culture Ministers of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) will be held in Havana on September 17.
For the first time, Cuba will host this significant meeting, which will have on its agenda the re-boosting and revision of the Grand National Cultural Alba Project, as well as its strengthening in the 12 countries that make up this initiative, the Cubasi Web site reported.
The sixth edition of this meeting will become conducive to reaffirm the principles of solidarity, decolonization and complementary and intercultural nature promoted by the Bolivarian Alliance, said Deputy Culture Minister Fernando Rojas.
During their stay in Havana, the ALBA Culture Ministers will talk about the crucial role that, since the inception of this project, culture has played in the reaffirmation of our Latin American and Caribbean identities.
Likewise, they will champion integration and unity of peoples in pursuit of economic growth, the eradication of poverty, the reduction of social inequalities and the achievement of sustainable development, based on respect for diversity.
The ALBA Grand National Project adopted at the Sixth Summit held in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2008, is aimed at promoting the processes of unity through culture.
Previously, in the First Meeting of Culture Ministers, held in Venezuela in 2007, Cuba was chosen to carry out the international coordination of actions undertaken within the framework of ALBA.
This forum will serve as a preliminary to the Third Meeting of Culture Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which will take place hours later at the same Convention Center in Havana.(acn)