Venezuela calls for a common agenda of genuine cooperation between CELAC and the EU

Addressing the plenary session of the third summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) that ends on Tuesday, the Vice-President stated that the proposal of the Bolivarian Republic is “very clear”. .

In this sense, he called for the establishment of permanent communication and coordination mechanisms between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the European Union, in which, in his opinion, there are many paths for cooperation and encounter, but with overcoming differences and differences.

He emphasized that his country’s message is a message of union, peace, coordination and friendship from a people under serious economic attack.

Rodriguez denounced that in Latin America and the Caribbean “we have three countries that are victims of an illegal blockade”, such as the sister cases of Cuba, Nicaragua and the Bolivarian Republic.

He pointed out that the economic aggression against Venezuela also affected many of the partners present at this summit today, such as European energy companies that have commercial projects.

And in the case of the region, he referred to Petrocaribe, a mechanism that he said arose to ease the financial and economic conditions of Caribbean countries that fell to zero after former President Barack Obama’s decree in 2015 (2009-2017).

The Minister of Economy and Finance also noted that in the case of Haiti, four billion dollars were allocated through a mechanism to meet that country with which “we have a historic debt,” and recalled that only a few days ago a multinational force was approved. due to severe internal instability.

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Rodriguez emphasized that economic aggression against Venezuela has become a real tool to destabilize Latin America and the Caribbean.

He considered that respect for international legitimacy is the only one that can protect us from the dominant superpowers, stressing in this sense that the blockade is a direct violation of the United Nations Charter and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Law.

The Vice-President said that since the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the European Union are two imbalanced blocs, the right thing to do is to correct those imbalances, for which it is necessary to show a real willingness to work together in the face of great challenges such as the climate crisis. .

He meant that the blockade imposed on his country also stopped concrete action projects to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis, and pointed out that the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic that causes Covid-19, showed that if we do not assume that as peoples. Together, we “will not be able to overcome” the major challenges of the planet.

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