BOLIVARIAN ALLIANCE FOR THE PEOPLES OF OUR AMERICA
PEOPLES’ TRADE TREATY
IN DEFENSE OF VENEZUELA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND INDEPENDENCE
The countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America – Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) express their firmest defense of the principles of independence, self-determination of peoples, sovereignty and sovereign equality of States that enable harmonious relations among the countries in the international community.
The ALBA-TCP countries cannot accept interference in the internal affairs of a state by another state. Thus, they express their concern regarding the judicial decisions taken in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, by the appropriate authority and within the framework of its sovereign jurisdiction to punish terrorist acts and effectively protect the human rights of victims.
Some countries have spoken out about this fact revealing the double standard that violates the international legal order and favors political conditions to overthrow constitutional governments in an attempt to plunder strategic natural resources. These high-sounding statements attempt to hide serious violations of human rights in their own territories and prevent the deepening of the democratic processes that the ALBA countries have been developing in exercise of their right to self-determination.
The ALBA-TCP countries warn against the smear campaign, slanders and aggressions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and commit to remain alert vis-à-vis the threats to its peace, independence and sovereignty.
Caracas, September 14th, 2015.