On Tuesday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked the government of Venezuela for its support for Haiti and for the solidarity it has demonstrated through the policies of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA).
During a meeting in Havana held as part of the second presidential summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Ban Ki-moon invited Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to participate in the preparatory UN meeting on climate change that will be held in Venezuela in September and asked for Venezuela's cooperation in strengthening the agenda of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ahead of the major annual meeting this December in Peru.
Ki-moon also congratulated Maduro on his electoral victory last April 14, and for the leadership he has shown during his mandate.
Also participating in the meeting were Foreign Relations Minister Elías Jaua, Economic Vice President Rafael Ramírez, and Social Issues Vice President Hector Rodríguez.
Communications Minister Delcy Rodríguez shared pictures of the meeting on her twitter account, @DRodriguezMINCI.
YVKE Mundial / Press – Venezuelan Embassy to the US / January 29, 2014