Wed, 20 Oct 2021

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proposed on Saturday the creation of new institutionalism for the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), with the aim of reinforcing action on political, economic and social issues.

"It is necessary to resume the (institutional framework) that began to be built because ... that was beginning to work," Maduro said of the mechanism launched at the end of 2011.

Maduro explained that special emphasis should be placed on strengthening the councils of ministers of economy, social affairs, and politics, which in the past made proposals and sought to conduct a "very valuable" interregional dialogue.

As part of the process, Maduro also proposed the constitution of a general secretariat for the CELAC countries, but did not offer further details.

In addition, he thanked the Mexican government for its role in coordinating the dialogue between representatives of the Venezuelan government and the opposition.

The Sixth CELAC Summit of the Heads of State and Government began with discussion of the transformation of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the strengthening of the internal market of the American continent.

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