Venezuela convenes an alliance to achieve food, energy and environmental security objectives

“From this platform that brings us together today, we can achieve a great India-Caribbean, India-Latin America Alliance to achieve the objectives of food security, energy and environmental protection,” said Venezuelan Chancellor Yvan Gil at the 9th Economic Conclave of India, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations also explained that India has a fundamental role as a producer of technologies in the areas of crop protection, fertilizers and technology for mechanization and irrigation.

He highlighted that the 9th CII – LAC (India) Conclave, which brings the regions together, transmits a message of hope and stressed that Caricom has transformed and has built a true system of alliance, cooperation and union in the Caribbean.

Gil highlighted the words of the president of the Caribbean community, Ramón González, who in his speech by videoconference highlighted the strategic vision that India imposes today as a member of that important bloc that is the BRICS, which has special significance for our entire region.

In addition, he assured that the Bolivarian Government is seeing in the Government of India “a long-term strategic vision by establishing such an important relationship with the Caribbean and specifically with the Caricon.”

Regarding the issues of Energy Security, Food Security and Climate Change that the conclave convened, Gil stressed that, for more than 20 years, Venezuela has also sought a strategic rapprochement with the Caribbean region in order to address all these issues with the initiative created by then president Hugo Chávez 18 years ago when he created Petrocaribe, “precisely to establish an energy security system in the region with the most emblematic and largest project that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has carried out in energy matters.”

He mentioned that this initiative has also made possible to build a solid and sustainable infrastructure in each of the Caribbean islands that allows for food, transport and energy security “as we already said and protection against precisely the ravages of climate change that today summon here”.

The Venezuelan Chancellor highlighted that, currently, Petrocaribe has been the victim of an excessive attack by the United States, since the establishment of more than 900 coercive and unilateral measures applied to Venezuela, which were aimed precisely at destroying and minimizing the capacity that Petrocaribe had to ensure energy, food and protection against climate change in the region:

Our oil company, our industry, our country, and our organizations have somehow managed to overcome these attacks from the unilateral coercive measures that minimized our production capacity and our capacity to distribute fuels and energy throughout the region,” he explained.