ALBA Arises Interest in Malaysia

ALBA Arises Interest in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The tools of cooperation and solidarity develop by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (ALBA) aroused keen interest of an avid audience in Malaysia.

Diplomats, university students, teachers and political and social leaders gathered at a forum on ALBA, in which Ecuadorian ambassador in this capital, Lourdes Puma, spoke about the impact of Petrocaribe, the creation of the Sucre currency, the social missions and other initiatives.

Convened for the first time by Puma and their peers in Cuba and Venezuela, Ruben Perez and Manuel Guzan, respectively, the meeting led to an active exchange of questions and answers on current Latin America and its transformation processes, which revealed the need to know over that region of the world.

The Forum also marked the tenth anniversary of the popular rebellion on April 13, 2002, in Venezuela against the short-lived coup attempt, called “Day of the National Bolivarian Militia of Armed People and The Revolution of April.”

Furthermore, the prestigious Malaysian Professor Chandra Muzaffar gave an account of the evolution that has been the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in its 50 years as the second global integration experience.

But in his opinion, regarding social and inclusion aspects, Asean must learn from ALBA, with just eight years old.

ALBA, comprising Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Commonwealth of Dominica, Ecuador, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda, looks for the real economic, political and social integration of Latin America and the Caribbean, with special emphasis on human development.