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Bolivia highlights the role of Latin America in the new world order

Kingstown, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, assured today “firmly” on his social networks that Latin America and the Caribbean must play a more important role in the construction of a new world order.

“(…)There can only be global multipolarity if our region has and occupies an active and effective place,” stated the dignitary in his X account from the 8th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), inaugurated today in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The head of state emphasized that Celac, as a space for political-ideological pluralism and a Latin American meeting point, has the historical responsibility to advance in this direction.

Previously, Arce held a meeting here on the sidelines of the Celac forum with China’s special representative for Latin American Affairs, Qiu Xiaoqi.

“(…) We reaffirm our relations of brotherhood and cooperation in different areas such as commerce, science and technology and more to continue on the path of progress and social justice for the benefit of our people,” he wrote in another message.

The day before, the dignitary handed the Presidential Command Staff to the vice president, David Choquehuanca, and reported that he will travel to Algeria to participate in the 7th Summit of Gas Exporting Countries (FPEG).

Regarding Celac, he stated that it is “(…) a mechanism that should allow us to deepen the unity of our America and consolidate our determined participation in the constitution of a new multipolar world.”

The summit takes place this Friday at the Sandals resort in Buccament Bay and at its opening the local Minister of Foreign Affairs, Keisal M. Peters, presented a report on the management of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at the head of the organization. During the inauguration, the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and temporary president of Celac, Ralph Gonsalves, and the national coordinator of the bloc, Douglas Slater, also spoke. The meeting focuses on pressing issues in the region, along with food security, health, climate change and peacekeeping in search of consensus and possible solutions.

With this meeting, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will bid farewell to its mandate at the head of the bloc, becoming the first member of the Caribbean Community to assume such responsibility.

Members of Celac are Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and Guatemala.

It is also made up of Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Commonwealth of Dominica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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