ALBA-TCP: "This is the Alliance of solidarity and cooperation."

"This is the Alliance of solidarity and cooperation, victorious over the selfish pragmatism that only bets on profits and the market."

Caracas.- This was stated by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Party and President of the Republic of Cuba, while speaking yesterday at the 23rd Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People's Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), held at the Miraflores Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela.

He expressed his desire for the region to continue to be internationally recognized for its commitment to regional peace and stability.

"We reaffirm our most absolute commitment to unity, the defense of our sovereignties and peace."

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, urged the ALBA-TCP heads of state and government to strengthen the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to advance integration, establishing short-, medium- and long-term goals.

Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, demanded that Cuba be removed from the arbitrary list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. "They know it's not true, we all know it's not true," he said.

Likewise, Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua, considered the interference in the negotiations between Venezuela and Guyana over the Essequibo territory as interference and a crime on the part of the US.

At the end of the session, the Declaration of the 23rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of ALBA-TCP and the Strategic Agenda 2030 were adopted. (Granma)