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The XXIII Summit of Heads of State and Government of ALBA-TCP concludes|News|teleSUR

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The XXIII Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) concluded on Wednesday in Caracas, Venezuela, with the presentation of the final declaration, the ALBA 2030 Agenda, and a special statement on the situation in Palestine.

President Nicolás Maduro announced that three important documents were voted on during the meeting, including the ALBA-TCP 2030 Strategic Agenda. The declaration reiterated the commitment to national sovereignty without external interference and condemned the economic blockade against Cuba.

A special communiqué regarding Palestine was also approved, demanding a fair solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through dialogue and supporting Palestine’s right to self-determination. The heads of State and Government also called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and urged the international community to stop the genocide and war crimes against its population.

At the summit, leaders from various countries expressed solidarity with Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Palestine. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica praised ALBA-TCP for its achievements in promoting solidarity and defending sovereignty. Similarly, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda condemned sanctions imposed on Venezuela and Nicaragua, as well as the blockade against Cuba.

Prime Minister Philip Joseph Pierre of Saint Lucia reaffirmed his commitment to ALBA-TCP and condemned the genocide in Gaza. He also called for the elimination of unfair sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela. Pierre expressed gratitude to Cuba for their assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic and highlighted the educational opportunities provided to students from Saint Lucia.

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The integrationist bloc, founded in 2004 by Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez, continues to strengthen solidarity and cooperation among its member countries in the pursuit of peace, justice, and equity in the region.

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