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Venezuela reiterates suspension of sanctions at ACS summit

Venezuela reiterates suspension of sanctions at ACS summit

This Friday, member states of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) expressed their solidarity with Venezuela.

At the IX Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Guatemala, Venezuela reiterated its demand for an end to more than 900 sanctions imposed by the United States (US) government.

Raúl Li Gáci, Caribbean Deputy Minister of the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banco del Alba, pointed out that the highest meeting of the mechanism approved the Antigua Declaration entitled “Through Innovative Integration”. Sustainable Development of the Greater Caribbean”, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release.

In addition, this document establishes the necessary mechanisms to address emerging challenges in the region.

To this end, the 25 member states are developing four strategic areas for development: air and sea connectivity, fair trade, sustainable tourism, and risk and disaster prevention.

The Bolivarian country highlighted its unconditional commitment to the ACS as a mechanism to promote technical and solidarity cooperation in the region.

The summit began last Monday, where various representatives met, where Venezuela expressed its desire to “support regional, air and sea connectivity and food sovereignty, two of our priorities.”

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, the Executive Secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance, our America-Peoples Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), Felix Placencia, began preparing for the work of Wednesday and senior officials in a business meeting. Presidents’ assent to the Antigua Declaration and other definitive documents of the day.