The Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, arrived this Sunday in Brussels, Belgium, in order to participate in the III Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) and the European Union (EU).
Vice President Rodríguez was received by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Yván Gil, and the Venezuelan ambassador to the EU, Jorge Valero.
Through her account on the social network Twitter, the Executive Vice President indicated that Venezuela will advocate respectful relations between nations at the summit.
“On behalf of Pdte. @NicolasMaduro We have arrived in Brussels to participate in the III EU-CELAC Summit. The Bolivarian Peace Diplomacy advocates respectful relations between equals and is the voice of our people in the world, ”he wrote on the social network.
Until now, it is known that 28 Celac delegations are already in Brussels.
The Celac-UE summit will take place between July 17 and 18 in the European nation.
One of the most anticipated participations It is that of the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.
The Brazilian president described as “unacceptable” the last proposal of the European bloc on the agreement with Mercosur and advocated closing an agreement “of partners”. Lula has also been a harsh critic of Europe’s environmental policies, saying that industrialized countries should pay “for the climate damage they have caused.”
It is also expected that the member countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will ask with one voice that Europe repair the damage caused for centuries by the slave tradeusing these islands as a base of operations.
On July 12, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA-TCP) He advocated for respect and inclusion in the celebration of the summit.
In this regard, they urged the promotion of a true bi-regional strategic association, which “promotes the expansion of inclusive and mutually advantageous cooperation in high-priority areas, such as post-pandemic economic recovery, development financing, confronting climate change, the food security”, among other areas of common interest.