The 13th summit of the ALBA’s political council took place in Caracas on the 10th of June. Representatives from the ALBA’s nine full member countries, and Haiti as a guest participant, met to discuss and act upon a wide range of issues. Key points made by the Political Council include:
- Welcoming the tentative steps taken by the government of Columbia towards engaging the National Liberation Army (ELN) in peace talks.
- Furthering their condemnation of both domestic and external attempts to destabilize the legitimate Government of Venezeula.
- Voicing support for other international agreements and forums such as the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Group of 77 (of which Bolivia currently holds Presidency).
- Re-affirming their position that there should be no Summit of the Americas meetings held without the participation of Cuba.
The full communique which expands upon these points, and details further ALBA events which will be occurring in the near future is available here.