Cuba reiterated its support for Venezuela during ALBA-TCP’s 18th Political Council in Havana.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba Raul Castro received Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza Monday in the lead up to the 18th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) that begins May 21.
Venezuela’s ambassador to Cuba, Adan Chavez, along with Arreaza met with the Cuban leaders Monday where they discussed regional and international issues, Arreaza said via Twitter.
Castro and Diaz-Canel reiterated their support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and stressed the members of ALBA-TCP will defend the South American nation against “imperialist” tactics to overthrow his government.
“The Political Council of ALBA-TCP will meet today in Cuba. Faced with the great challenges imposed by the imperialist offensive bent on destroying the integration of the region, we will defend Venezuela and preserve the gains achieved by the ALBA-TCP. Together we will win,” Diaz-Canel posted on Twitter Tuesday.