President from Venezuela arrives in Cuba to participate in the XXI ALBA-TCP Summit | News


The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, arrived in Cuba this Thursday night to participate, starting this Friday, in the XXI Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP).


XXI ALBA-TCP Summit will meet this Friday in Havana

The Venezuelan president, accompanied by the first combatant and deputy to the National Assembly (AN), Cilia Flores, arrived at the José Martí International Airport in Havana, where he was received by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez.

“We arrived at the cradle of the Revolution: Havana, Cuba, to participate in the XXI ALBA-TCP Summit,” wrote the head of state of the South American nation on his official Twitter social network account.

President Maduro stressed that the objective of the summit of the regional integration body, created in December 2004, is “to continue deepening the unity and integration of the Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean. Long live the Unity of the Peoples!”

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, for his part, tweeted this Thursday afternoon: “It is very pleasant to welcome Latin American and Caribbean brothers to Cuba to celebrate the XXI ALBA-TCP Summit tomorrow.”

“We will exchange on the regional situation and the potential of the Alliance based on our capabilities and strengths,” said the head of Cuba’s diplomacy.

The ALBA-TCP was created in 2004 in Havana by the then Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, and Cuban president, Fidel Castro. It is currently made up of 10 member countries and three special guest nations.

This regional conclave will take place on the eve of the IX Summit of the Americas, to be held next June in Los Angeles, California, and from which Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua were excluded by the host United States (USA).

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