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CARIBBEAN | Venezuela and Caribbean to strengthen integration

CARACAS, Apr. 21, CMC – Venezuela and the Caribbean will be working towards strengthening coming projects and regional integration.

This was the pledge made during a meeting held here on Thursday between Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez and Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) June Soomer .

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez wants relations with the Caribbean to be strengthened.

According Rodriguez, the meeting was a fruitful one geared towards the “development and union of our peoples. Together with June Soomer, we reviewed issues related to the integration of our region.”

Following the meeting, Soomer said that it was “ for the benefit of our peoples. I would like us to continue to strengthen relationships among all Caribbean countries. The ACS wants cooperative relations with Venezuela to be further strengthened.”

She also thanked the Venezuelan people for their efforts to main the union of all nations.

“We follow the example of the liberator Simon Bolivar to secure and strengthen our relations.”

The ACS is made up of 25 member states and 11 associated states.

Venezuela was unanimously elected president of the association on March 9.

The convention establishing the ACS was signed on July 24, 1994, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of “Contracting States, Countries and Territories of the Greater Caribbean to enhance cooperation within the region”.

  • Countries: Caribbean