Evo Molares Closed Social Forum in Cartagena, Colombia
La Paz, April 13 (ACN-RHC) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales will deliver the closing speech of the Social Forum in Cartagena de Indias, which has brought together hundreds of representatives of left-wing, native and youth movements from a dozen countries.
The Forum precedes the upcoming Sixth Summit of the Americas to take place in that Colombian city.
The Summit will be attended by 33 heads of State and Government of the region, not including Cuba, which was not allowed to participate, and Ecuador, whose President Rafael Correa refused to take part in the meeting in protest at Cuba’s exclusion by Washington.
Following a dinner to be offered by the host President Juan Manuel Santos to the leaders attending the Summit, Morales will join the Social Forum that addresses various topics including climate change, nature conservation, and greenhouse gas emissions which will cause the destruction of the planet.
Bolivia’s Ministry of Communications announced that Morales will defend the position of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) regarding the need of the presence of Cuba in those meetings during the presidential meeting in Cartagena.
On Friday, the Bolivian president and his Colombian counterparts will also host a soccer game between members of the historic teams of the two countries that participated in the 1994 World Cup.