ALBA-TCP countries attend the VIII CELAC Summit and reaffirm defense of peace and regional unity

Kingstown, March 1, 2024.- The countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) attended this Friday the VIII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) – along with its Executive Secretary Jorge Arreaza – held in Kingstown, capital city of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The member countries of the regional bloc supported CELAC’s proposal to strengthen social inclusion and the integration of peoples, as well as the need to defend peace and unity.

Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Dominica, and St. Lucia, were the participating Alliance countries.

During the meeting, the regional bloc endorsed the final CELAC Declaration condemning the killing of Israeli and Palestinian civilians, including over 30,000 Palestinians killed since the beginning of Israel’s assault on Gaza.

The members countries of the Alliance also supported the call of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States to the United Nations for an immediate ceasefire and the fulfillment of international law by all parties to the conflict, especially the protection of civilians.

Earlier, on X social network, the ALBA-TCP Secretary stated: “we strongly reject the military attack by the Israeli army on the northern Gaza Strip perpetrated on February 29, 2024, where over a hundred innocent people were killed”.

Arreaza added that “the Alliance deeply regrets this new attack, which constitutes an unprecedented massacre of the Palestinian people”.