Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has urged Latin American and Caribbean countries to accelerate the regional integration process amidst the region’s evolving geo-political space.

The Prime Minister reiterated this call while addressing foreign ministers and representatives of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America (ALBA) in Managua, Nicaragua on Thursday.

ALBA Representatives met in Managua for the 17th Meeting of the Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America – Treaty of Trade of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP) to discuss geopolitical issues among the nine-member grouping.

The Council reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening solidarity among member countries, while urging governments within the region to consolidate advances in the progress towards integration.

According to Dr. Gonsalves the region must work in a co-ordinated manner to address several issues relating to trade, the movement of people and climate change.

Prime Minister Gonsalves told delegates at the forum that ALBA must focus on specific programmatic elements that are people centred in order to advance the regional integration process.

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