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Cuba-Venezuela Sign 62 Accords for 2015

Cuba- Sign 62 Accords for 2015
December 14, 2014

HAVANA TIMES — The governments of Cuba and Venezuela just signed 62
joint projects for social and economic development in 2015, reported dpa
on Sunday.

The agreements seek to “increase the number physicians to expand the
system in Venezuela by training 518 additional specialists in
Cuba, as well as cooperation in sports and culture, among other areas,”
noted Prensa Latina.

The Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign , Rodrigo Malmierca,
and the Foreign Minister of Venezuela, Rafael Ramirez, signed the
agreements Saturday afternoon prior to the tenth anniversary summit of
the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), which
took place today in Havana.

and recalled the first visit 20 years ago of former Hugo
to Cuba ago. “In this space the first embrace of brotherhood
occurred,” he said.

Also arriving Saturday for the ALBA Summit were the presidents: Evo
Morales of , Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Ecuador’s Vice
President, Jorge Glas, among others.

The ALBA alliance is a block of nine countries founded in 2004 by
Venezuela and Cuba in an initiative to counter the free trade agreements
promoted by Washington.

The member countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica,
Ecuador, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and
Venezuela, while Haiti participates as a permanent guest.

Source: Cuba-Venezuela Sign 62 Accords for 2015 – Havana Times.org –
http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=107903

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