Venezuela has begun an international summit in Caracas with 197 delegates representing political and social organizations from around the world to discuss peace and international solidarity with the country.
National Constituent Assembly President Delcy Rodriguez said Venezuelans will defend their country from threats made by U.S. President Donald Trump to intervene in the country.
"Imperial hatred came to Venezuela with neofascist expressions," Rodriguez said.
The event, which is called “We Are All Venezuela,” is being held in the Teresa Carreño Theater in Caracas from Saturday, Sept. 16 until Sept. 19.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said the event will show the world that Venezuela will not allow foreign intervention and will defend the revolutionary process initiated by former President Hugo Chavez.
"Chavez is alive in all Latin American who believe in hope for all the people," Arreaza said.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who called for the event on Aug. 20th, reiterated his call and invitation to the delegates on Friday night.
“I invite all the people, all the popular movements, the movements of opinion, the intellectuals, the social movements, and the political parties for this world day that will develop here in Caracas a global dialogue for peace, sovereignty, and Bolivarian democracy in Venezuela,” Maduro said.
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“There is one slogan: We Are All Venezuela, and there will be a set of initiatives through social networks... there will be in various languages a worldwide campaign, steps taken with other countries, and a great dialogue because Venezuela has the right to defend itself and have defenders both here and in the whole world,” the President continued.
During the coming days, the delegates will discuss and approve an international plan of action and solidarity for the support and continuation of the Bolivarian Revolution.
Among those attending and those who have participated in the planning meetings for the solidarity event are the Landless Workers Movement of Brazil, the France Insumisa Movement, the Frente Amplio of Uruguay, the Bolivarian Circles of New York and the Patria Grande Movement of Argentina.
Bolivian President Evo Morales is also expected to attend.
“On Saturday night, we are traveling to Venezuela to accompany a summit of social movements to defend the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela,” Morales said earlier this week.
The summit kicked-off with the formation of five working groups to discuss a wide range of issues related to the defense of the revolution, including imperialism, racism, financial counter-revolution, environmental rights, anti-imperialist military defense and the new sanctions imposed by the United States.