Caracas, Jul 24 – The 7th Continental Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba will gather in Caracas, from today to July 27, about 350 delegates from 36 countries, who will exchange experiences to show their esteem for the Caribbean island along with some 400 Venezuelans.
According to organizers, about 30 parliamentarians from countries such as Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Bolivia will attend this meeting.
The event will invite the participants to reflect on four main issues: among them the continental solidarity and integration, and the legacy by the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez to those processes.
Delegates will also devote several sessions to exchange views about the fight against the economic blockade and the hostile U.S. policy towards Cuba, as well as on the international campaign for the release of the Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in the northern country for almost 15 years.
Tributes to Simon Bolivar, the Liberator, on the 230th anniversary of his birth, and Cuban national hero Jose Marti, on his 160th birthday, will be also held during the event.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua, stated yesterday the significance of this meeting, highlighting the example of Cuba, a country which proved that another model of society was possible in this hemisphere and has practiced international cooperation in areas such as health and education.
Source: Prensa Latina