Political Declarationof the Petrocaribe-AlbaExtraordinary Ministerial Meeting
We, the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Belize,Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Grenada, Guatemala,Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, the DominicanRepublic, Saint Kitts and Nevis, e Saint Vincent and theGrenadines, Saint Lucia, Surinam and Venezuela havegathered, at the highest level, in Caracas, BolivarianRepublic of Venezuela, this 9 and 10 of January 2013, onthe occasion of the Petrocaribe - ALBA ExtraordinaryMinisterial Meeting in solidarity with President HugoChavez. At this Meeting we have undersigned this PoliticalDeclaration to:
Express the full endosement of the new political,economic, social and cultural spaces represented byPetrocaribe and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoplesof Our America (ALBA), which were established at theinitiative of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Commander Hugo Chavez, and thatconstitute an essential contribution of the BolivarianRevolution to the consolidation of regional union andintegration.
Reiterate our full and absolute solidarity with thePresident of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,Commander Hugo Chavez, who is fighting a major battle for his wellbeing in our sister Republic of Cuba.
Join the numerous manifestations of faith and spiritualexpressions all over the world, and we offer prayers for the full recovery of President Hugo Chavez’ health andhis prompt return to Venezuela, homeland of theLiberator Simon Bolivar.