“CELAC celebrates 10 years of its creation, and I am proud to have participated in the construction of the first foundations, promoted by Commander (Hugo) Chavez,” the Venezuelan president wrote on Twitter.
Maduro noted that the regional forum has become the vanguard of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean” in unity, brotherhood and solidarity,” he stressed.
On December 2 and 3, 2011, the founding meeting of CELAC took place in Caracas, with the participation of presidents and heads of Government from 33 countries in the region.
When speaking at the 6th Summit of the regional body, organized by Mexico in September, the Venezuelan dignitary proposed the creation of the organization’s General Secretariat to advance in the institutional strengthening of the bloc.
The head of State called to summon the councils of ministers of CELAC to address the most pressing issues in the region in fields like social and economic integration, as well as political agreement.
Likewise, he called on the States of the region to stop politicizing international relations for interventionist purposes against nations like Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.