ALBA countries hold extraordinary summit in Caracas in support of Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela -- The member nations of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) regional integration bloc held an extraordinary summit on Tuesday in Caracas in support of Venezuela amidst US sanctions.
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne proposed that a small group be appointed to act as honest brokers in establishing a framework for dialogue between representatives of the governments of Venezuela and the United States with a view to improving relations between them.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the ALBA countries will set forth their position in support of his nation and in rejection of US interference-oriented policy towards the region.
Maduro thanked all governments, social movements, political parties and countries from around the world for their support of Venezuela, following the declaration by US President Barack Obama that the South America nation is a threat to US national security.
The Venezuelan president said his country will continue to defend fair causes of humanity and will always back the Cuban people in their struggle against the US economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed over 50 years ago.
Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez recently said in Caracas that the island will always support Venezuela and reiterated the island’s strong rejection of Obama’s recent executive order.