ALBA-TCP cooperation guarantees repatriation of medical brigade and scholarship students in the Eastern Caribbean

As part of the cooperation within the countries that make up the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), on Monday, June 29, a humanitarian flight which connectied; Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of Cuba, was carried out greatly supported by Venezuela, with the facilitation of its airline to achieve the return of the returnees.

Currently, air connectivity between the countries of the Caribbean basin is suspended, and as a sign of solidarity practices in the integration of the Bolivarian Alliance, through the Venezuelan airline and under the auspices of Banco del Alba, the transfer to the countries of origin of 66 scholarship students in Cuba, from Saint Kitts and Nevis, along with those of Antigua and Barbuda was possible. Similarly, 41 Cuban doctors were transferred to the Greater Antilles, after fulfilling the internationalist mission to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.

In this sense, the Vice-president for the economic area, Tareck El Aissami, took advantage of highlighting, during the Joint Meeting of the Political Council and the Economic Complementation Council of ALBA-TCP carried out yesterday, that Petrocaribe and Banco del Alba are considered an important part within the powerful body of the Bolivarian Alliance, in order to face the conjuncture of COVID-19, maintaining as a priority the complementarity between countries.

It should be noted that the transfer of medical solidarity missions in the region and the sending of diagnostic tests for the peoples’ fight against the pandemic have also been included within this initiative.