Venezuela participates in the ALBA-TCP coordination videoconference in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

This Friday, the Vice-minister for Multilateral Issues of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Alexander Yánez, chaired the telematic coordination meeting on Climate Change with the countries of the ALBA-TCP Group before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC ).

The high-level call was attended by Focal Points, Heads of Delegation and Chief Negotiators from Cuba, Dominica, Grenada and Nicaragua, countries that together with Venezuela make up the group for the agreement in multilateral negotiations.

During the meeting, Vice-minister Yánez made reference to the Declaration of the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of ALBA-TCP of the year 2019, which urges “to strengthen the articulation of positions in the fight against the different world crises, in which climate change stands out with special importance.”

Then, he thanked the receptivity of the call, highlighting the importance of the space as an articulating entity of the countries in the face of the dynamics imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and he expressed a greeting to the participants on behalf of Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

Likewise, the participating countries appreciated the convening of the meeting to review the matters of common interest for the negotiations that should take place at the XXVI Conference of the Parties (COP-26) in the United Kingdom.

The telematic meeting also made it possible to discuss a strategy for the coordination of the ALBA Group during the quarantine period, and to establish common agreements on aspects inherent to the process for climate change negotiations.

Along the same lines, they committed themselves to allow, within the dynamics imposed by COVID-19, the participation of countries under conditions of equality considering the challenges of connectivity which are increased by the application of unnilateral coercive measures and the US blockade over some countries.