The foreign ministers of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA – TCP) ratified their commitment to defend multilateralism.
During the XII Political Council held this Friday in New York City, United States (USA), they agreed to increase cooperation, including multilateral, to assist the most vulnerable states.
“To the Small Island Developing States; landlocked developing States, taking into consideration, inter alia, their concerns about the negative consequences of climate change”, they explained in a release issued by the alliance.
At the meeting they also reaffirmed their rejection of the imposition of unilateral coercive measures against sovereign States, since they violate the norms and principles of International Law, as well as the Charter of the United Nations.
Lifting of sanctions
In addition, they advocated lifting the sanctions imposed by the US on Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
“They threaten the development, recovery, economic resilience of the region and the stability of our peoples, particularly in the context of the pandemic,” they emphasize.
With regard to Venezuela, the ministers rejected the British court’s decisions on Venezuela’s international reserves.
“It violates International Law (…) The States of the Alliance support the legal actions that Venezuela takes to reverse this illegal measure,” they highlight.
They also condemned the hijacking by the US of the Venezuelan cargo aircraft YV3531, belonging to the Aerocargo del Sur SA Transportation Company (EMTRASUR), which has been in Argentina since June.
“This constitutes a new act of looting and illegitimate and immoral appropriation of the national assets of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela abroad,” they say in the letter.
“The ALBA-TCP countries reject the imposition of unilateral coercive measures against sovereign states, in violation of International Law and the Charter of the United Nations, threatening the development, economy and stability of our peoples,” published the Foreign Minister of Venezuela, Carlos Faría on his account on the social network on Twitter.
XII Political Council of ALBA-TCP
This Friday, the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) evaluated the regional political situation and its perspectives, in the XII Political Council, reports a Prensa Latina dispatch.
This meeting, which took place in the context of the 77th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UN), with the purpose of “assessing the regional political situation and its prospects. Alliance for life!”, said on his Twitter account the integration mechanism.
The Council was attended by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of its Member States.
ALBA-TCP is made up of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Saint Lucia.