Statement by Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, at the 15th ALBA–TCP Political Council, held in Havana, April 10, 2017
Esteemed Foreign Ministers and Heads of Delegations of ALBA-TCP member countries;
Distinguished guests to this Fifteenth Meeting of ALBA-TCP Political Council;
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of ALBA-TCP member countries recognize and congratulate on his victory the Movimiento Alianza País presidential candidate, Lenin Moreno Garcés
We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance of Latin America - People's Trade Treaty, at the 15th meeting of its Political Council in Havana, have been informed of the results of the second round in the presidential elections held in the sister Republic of Ecuador on 2 April 2017, and have decided:
ALBA-TCP member countries expressed their support and solidarity to the people and government of Nicaragua, and reiterated their rejection of destabilizing attempts
We the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance of Latin America – People’s Trade Treaty, at the 15th meeting of its Political Council in Havana:
Cuba’s Deputy Foreign Minister expressed the country’s condemnation of the April 6 U.S. missile strike on Syria
I express our strongest condemnation of the United States’ unilateral cruise missile attack on April 6, launched against the Shayrat air base, in the Homs province of the Syrian Arab Republic, using as a pretext the alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians by the Syrian government.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called for unity and solidarity in the face of the rapid development of recent events in the region and threats to peace in Latin America and the Caribbean.
At the inauguration of the XV Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Treaty of Peoples' Trade (ALBA-TCP), which began in the Cubanacan protocol hall of this capital, Rodriguez stressed the urgency of addressing what is happening in the area, particularly the recent bullying actions against Venezuela.