President Díaz-Canel traveled early on Wednesday.

President Miguel Díaz-Canel traveled to Venezuela to participate in the 23rd Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People's Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), to be held in Caracas on Wednesday.

Caracas.- The Cuban head of State was welcomed at the Simón Bolívar International Airport, in Maiquetía, by Foreign Minister Iván Gil, ALBA-TCP Executive Secretary Jorge Arreaza, and Cuban Ambassador Dagoberto Rodríguez, among other officials.

Díaz-Canel is accompanied by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez and Deputy Foreign Minister Josefina Vidal, the national coordinator of the ALBA-TCP, among other directors and officials.

Upon confirming his participation, Díaz-Canel stressed on his X profile the urgency of strengthening that integration mechanism, which the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, described as an unprecedented example of revolutionary solidarity.

The meeting in Caracas expects to include the presentation of the 2030 Strategic Agenda, recently announced by ALBA-TCP Executive Secretary Jorge Arreaza, to the delegates of the “Meeting for a World Social Alternative,” with five areas: economic, political, social, culture, and communication.

The last ALBA-TCP Summit was held in December 2022 in Havana, Cuba, where participants reaffirmed the commitment to strengthen the bloc as an instrument for the union of peoples based on the principles of solidarity, social justice, cooperation, and economic complementarity.

The ALBA-TCP was established on December 14, 2014, at the initiative of Commanders Fidel Castro (1926-2016) and Hugo Chávez (1954-2013), and is made up of Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, and Saint Lucia. (PL)