The ALBA Nations Urge Obama To Repeal Executive Order

By on March 20, 2015
alba nations urge obama to repeal executive order

alba nations urge obama to repeal executive order

 

The nations involved with the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) are urging the United States and President Barack Obama to repeal the executive order issued against Venezuela, due its threat to sovereignty.

 

A huge summit was held in Caracas on Tuesday. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro read the Declaration of Caracas, the final document of the meeting approved by all ALBA member nations during the summit.

 

The ALBA countries rejected the POTUS’ executive order, which declares Venezuela a threat to US national security, considering it as interference with internal affairs and with the principle of sovereignty and non-intervention.

 

ALBA hopes the United States abstains from the use of coercive and unilateral steps that damage international law, announced president Maduro.

 

The region also calls for dialog as an alternative to violence and confrontation, as the declaration noted and added that Venezuela definitely doesn’t represent any threat since it is a supportive country that has proven its willingness for cooperation as a guarantee to promote peace and stability in the continent, stressed the ALBA nations.

 

US aggression would only encourage violence by some local rebel forces, according to the declaration, which also denounces the media campaign unleashed against Venezuela with the aim of discrediting the Bolivarian Revolution.

 

Hopefully a group of facilitators from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) can help develop some sort of peace diplomacy initiative and gather support on social, student, farmer, indigenous and women movements to join in on the discussions.

 

The ALBA will continue to promote unity, integration, solidarity, peaceful coexistence and the formation of peace worldwide, Maduro stressed.

 

The Declaration of Caracas noted that Latin America and the Caribbean constitute a zone of peace aimed at achieving the happiness of the people and calls for a new diplomacy built from the South.