Cuba-Venezuela alliance strengthened

Campaign News | Thursday, 1 March 2007

Two countries sign 350 cooperation agreements

Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Venezuela government representatives met at the 7th Mixed Commission Session ending Feb 28 in Havana, signing agreements in science, technology, social security, health, communications and education.

Acting Cuban President Raul Castro, Vice President Carlos Lage and Venezuelan minister of Energy and Oil Rafael Ramirez attended sessions.

Three days of meetings led to more than 350 cooperation documents, reinforcing the Bolivarian Alternative of the Americas (ALBA) proposed by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

Bilateral sources told Prensa Latina that several billion dollars were committed, which seriously strengthened the regional integration underway.

Venezuela ambassador to Cuba Ali Rodriguez said at the opening it was important to consolidate a strong internal market, a sentiment echoed by ALBA nations Bolivia, Nicaragua, Ecuador San Vicente and the Grenadines and Dominica.

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