Caracas, 17 Dic. AVN.- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday at the start of the Second Extraordinary Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and Petrocaribe, in the Headquarter of the Mountain, downtown Caracas, that regional bloc has transcended economic and political sphere to become a truly human integration mechanism.
"Petrocaribe has transcended the energy sphere, spreading out to economic, commercial, cultural, humanity and political areas. We want to greet you all, on behalf of the Bolivarian Government of our Republic," he told journalists.
After greeting heads of state, government and delegations attending the regional meeting, Maduro said the summit takes place where Hugo Chavez's remains are kept, adding that the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution enjoys the admiration of the world and, specifically, of the countries of Alba-Petrocaribe that have acknowledged his invaluable role in the construction of "the first phase of the historical era."
The agenda of December 17th will be focused on the creation of a special economic zone between the countries of both organizations.
The creation of the exclusive economic zone was proposed by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during the Summit of Heads of State of Alba, held in Guayaquil, Ecuador in July.
The Alba is formed by Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, Ecuador, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda.
Petrocaribe, created in 2005, comprises Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Granada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Venezuela.