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Integration Can't Be Rhetoric, Must Be Real: Venezuela's Arreaza in Africa

  • The African National Congress Secretary General Ace Magashule and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

    The African National Congress Secretary General Ace Magashule and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. | Photo: Twitter / @jaarreaza

Published 5 July 2018

The Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza is visiting several African countries to build South-South relations.

“We're building an agenda. We want to build a mixed commission of several ministries from both countries to solve problems. Integration can't be only rhetoric, declaratory, it must be real, it must solve problems,” said Jorge Arreaza, the Venezuelan foreign minister, during his visit to Mozambique.


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Arreaza has been touring African countries in an effort to keep building south-south relations and national sovereignty.

In South Africa Thursday, he met with government officials and celebrated the Venezuelan day of independence in front of a Simon Bolivar's memorial at the African country.

During an interview in Pretoria, Arreaza talked about the necessity of building south-south relations between Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to improve sovereignty and take care of natural resources.

“The Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza @jaarreaza commemorates our independence day along with the people of #SouthAfrica by honoring the liberator Simon Bolivar in Pretoria. The peoples of Bolivar and Mandela are uniting #SouthSouthDignity #IndependenceForEver”

“The whole world, all of humanity needs to resist the rhythm imposed by capitalism. Even from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean we can change that rhythm and generate anti-capitalist processes so humanity can exist in the future,” he said.

According to Arreaza the world's great powers would not like Latin American, Caribbean or African countries to have control of their own natural resources, they would not like them taking their own sovereign decisions, neither ruling along with the people, while they would try to topple their governments however they can.

He also met with Dr. Ace Magashule, Secretary General of the African National Congress, and invited him to the next congress of the Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV).

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