Confront, control and defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, and guarantee the vaccination of the entire population; economic recovery; the reactivation of the Economic Council and the Sucre currency; The activation of cryptocurrencies and the strengthening of Banco del Alba are part of the challenges for 2021 listed this Monday by President Nicolás Maduro, during his participation and moderation of the XVIII Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty(ALBA-TCP).
The highest annual event of the regional integration mechanism, organized under the telematic modality, celebrates the 16th anniversary of its founding and the reincorporation of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, after defeating the coup with the victory of Luis Arce in popular elections.
The Venezuelan president proposed to strengthen the Bank of ALBA to guarantee the financing of the entire process of mass vaccination in the member countries of the Alliance.
“Integrate ourselves to act together in terms of the development of our countries; unite to act together as brothers and build a doctrine of the XXI century Latin American and Caribbean.” said the Head of State.
He recalled that ALBA was born as a Bolivarian Alternative in 2004 promoted by Commanders Fidel Castro Ruz and Hugo Chávez to commemorate the 10 years of the first meeting of both in 1994, and over the years it became “Alliance of peace, cooperation for shared development, for the common good, for the union of Latin America and the Caribbean.”
The Heads of State and Government of Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Saint Kitts and Nevis participate in the summit.