Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza opened today the 7th Extraordinary Meeting of the Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), in this capital.
The meeting is attended by high-ranking officials from member countries of the regional integration mechanism such as Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Dominica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, Saint Vicente and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and Cuba, represented by its Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez.
According to the Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN), a similar encounter was held in Caracas in August 2017, where the ALBA-TCP countries reaffirmed their support and solidarity with Venezuela against the interventionist policy maintained by the US government against the South American country.
The news media also recalled that on that occasion a joint statement was approved condemning the unilateral economic sanctions imposed against the Venezuelan people, which, it was affirmed, constitute a clear violation of international law, of human rights and an unacceptable interventional application.
Similarly, in December, the sixteenth Political Council of ALBA-TCP was held in Havana, culminating in an act for the XIII anniversary of the founding of this integration mechanism and a final statement of support for Venezuela.
In the document, read by the Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, the victory of the Venezuelan people was highlighted in the most recent elections for choosing the new mayors, as well as the establishment of the National Constituent Assembly.
They also condemned the economic sanctions imposed by the United States, Canada and the European Union, and other actions of an interventionist nature of the Organization of American States (OAS).