Sunday, September 27, 2009

International Relations: Latin American, African leaders want rapid integration

FOCUS Information Agency - Latin American and African leaders urged rapid integration of both regions at the second Africa-South America Summit (ASA) which began here on Saturday, Xinhua News Agency informed.

At the inauguration ceremony, Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi called on leaders who attended the summit to transform the world that unites them.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urged the speedup of the ASA regional integration.
"We must give strategic vision and feasibility to the idea of integrating South America and Africa with the structuring and implementation of a working agenda for the 2010-2020 period," he said.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that ASA member countries had achieved concrete results since the 1st ASA Summit in Abuja in 2006.

"The South-South cooperation is the tool to build a fairer world," Lula said.
Fifteen African and six Latin American leaders have attended the two-day summit.

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