During the Ministerial Meeting prior to the XVIII Summit of Heads of States and Governments of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which takes place in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, held a bilateral meeting with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodríguez.
Similarly, Foreign Minister Arreaza was accompanied by the permanent representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations Organization, Samuel Moncada, and the Vice-minister for Multilateral Issues of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Alexander Yánez.
This meeting focused on the evaluation of joint strategies to counteract the imperialist aggressions of the US government, as well as evaluate mechanisms for the protection of the peoples of Venezuela and Cuba.
Last September, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez presented a report on the impacts caused in the last year by the US blockade policy against Cuba, which daily affects the Cuban family in each sector of the economy. Like Cuba, in recent years Venezuela has faced a scenario of unilateral coercive measures imposed by the US government.
“Washington does not cease its efforts to intervene in the internal affairs of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, publicly declaring the validity of the Monroe Doctrine and the activation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Pact) against Venezuela”, said Foreign Minister Rodriguez through his Twitter account, @BrunoRguezP.
Washington no ceja en su empeño de intervenir en los asuntos internos de los países de América Latina y Caribe, declarando públicamente la vigencia de la Doctrina Monroe
— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) October 23, 2019
Historically, Venezuela and Cuba maintain a relationship of brotherhood and cooperation, deepened by the integrative, multi-center and multi-polar vision for the construction of the Patria Grande of Bolívar and Martí.