Cuba Defends Unity as Crucial Factor for Regional Integration and Freedom

Caracas, December 18 (RHC) – Cuba’s First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel stressed in Caracas the significance of unity among the member nations of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of our Americas and People’s Trade Treaty, as crucial elements for the transformation and strengthening of the region.

In his remarks at the Second Extraordinary Summit of the bloc, Diaz-Canel said that without internal unity our countries will disperse and our dreams will again be delayed.

He pointed out that the adversaries of the regional integration bloc, founded in 2004, are trying to divide it, and he called for the strengthening and transformation of the mechanism.

As to PetroCaribe energy integration program, Diaz-Canel stressed the social and economic results based on the favorable trade of hydrocarbons. He noted that Cuba backs any effective integration initiatives among different blocs with real Latin American and Caribbean vocation.

With these initiatives, he stressed, we have built a true alliance, based on the principles of solidarity, cooperation, social justice and the defense of sovereignty.
He recalled that the summit took place in the context of the 183 anniversary of the death of Simon Bolivar and he stressed the work of Bolivarian leader Hugo Chavez, whom he described as the faithful follower of the work and ideas of Bolivar.