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Cuban VP Extols Value of ALBA Summit

CUBA, June 25, 2010. Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo Hernandez extolled on Friday the value of the 10th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) that concluded today in Ecuador.

He said the meeting that took place in Otavalo, nearly 70 miles to the north of Quito, was very important because it focused on finding justice through cultural diversity, Telesur reported.

Lazo passed on Fidel Castro’s greetings to participants in the Summit and spoke out in favor of strengthening the fight in defense of cultural identity. He stressed that Cuba has maintained its support not only to ALBA nations but also to other not included in the regional integration mechanism.

The Cuban Vice President said Cuban health experts are providing their services in collaboration programs in 35 African nations and 19 of Asia and the Pacific.

He mentioned a study of impaired people in Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia led by Cuban specialists and the Miracle Operation program through which thousands of people have been able to recover their sight.

Lazo highlighted Cuba’s support to agreements on climate change adopted by the Cochabamba Summit held in April. (Cubaminrex- ACN)

Cuban Vice-President delivers a speech at teh ALBA Summit held in Ecuador


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