April 10, 2017
The 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our America-Trade Treaty of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP) is holding sessions today in Habana.
The meeting is a follow-up of the 14th Special Summit of the regional mechanism made in March in Caracas and will help reinforce unity and its capacity of regional compromise, as well as the integrationist process of Our America, Cubaminrex website indicated.
PL reported that the organizers expect the ratification of the final declaration of Caracas Summit by the ALBA-TCP Political Council and the reaffirmation of the commitment of its member states with the Peace Zone Proclamation adopted in Havana, in 2014, by the Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
ALBA-TCP was created on December 14, 2004, as an alternative to US-proposed Free Trade Area for the Americas that was eventually defeated by the Latin American people´s unity in 2005.
The regional body is made up of Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Ecuador, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Santa Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Granada.
Translated by ESTI