Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, speaking in Havana this Friday, June 3, warned of the threat of a return to neoliberalism across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Inaugurating the Ministerial Council of the Seventh Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), which is currently in session in Havana, the Cuban Foreign minister noted that despite the progress made in social justice, the region remains the most unequal on the planet.
These challenges should be dealt with through consultation, dialogue and cooperation as stipulated in the agreement establishing the ACS, Rodríguez Parrilla stated, while noting that the organization has been strengthened.
The Summits of Petion Ville and Merida were decisive in the process of strengthening the ACS, created in 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Rodríguez Parrilla told gathered foreign ministers and heads of delegations.
At another point he stressed that the proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace adopted at the Second CELAC Summit in Havana was a guide to ensuring stability and peace in the region.
Speaking at Havana’s Convention Center, one of the Summit venues, the Cuban Foreign minister reported that this Thursday, June 2, ACS Senior Officials had reviewed the documents to be discussed in the Ministerial Council.
In this regard, he noted that today’s discussions will enable consensus and facilitate the discussions at the meeting of Heads of State and/or Government tomorrow in the Palace of the Revolution.