Caracas.- The General Secretary of the Union of South American Nations, UNASUR, Maria Emma Mejia, in her address at the Third South American Energy Council, recognized the initiative of President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez , to promote social development and energy of the people through this organization a policy that currently hold force member countries.
Mejia recalled that in March 2011 President Chavez told us: "Do not ever lose the weight that has been the Unasur political body and I hope it will be continues like that.” Similarly, she brought up the words of Commander President, when he urged the continuation of regional integration through energy cooperation.
The Secretary of the South American Union estimated that it was in July 2002 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, when Latin American countries recognized the strategic role of energy "essential for economic development, but mainly in the social development of the South American nations”.
To continue with the policies established by President Chavez she called on members to "create a South American energy strategy consensus”, which will be possible through the consolidation of an array and methodological procedures, actions that would be appropriate to the needs of continent.
Unasur promotes its own doctrine
The General Secretary of Unasur stressed that the doctrines generated by the union have been recognized by external bodies such as the IADB, it is an entity of the Organization of American States (OAS).
"UNASUR created its own doctrine on defense, and five years ago we convinced the Inter-American Defense Board in Washington that we would create our own system in order to safeguard the peace of our peoples," said Mejia.
In this regard, she said that the center of strategic studies for the defense of UNASUR would be delivered this June 5 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the South American Military Spending Record, a report that will consolidate a South American identity in matters of safeguarding.
Similarly, she said that UNASUR would consolidate a new energy discipline, which will serve as an example to professors, as happened at the beginning of the European Union.
Therefore, the General Secretary, who emphasized the achievement of the objectives of the meeting, classified the third energy tip as historical: "We defined today a regulatory framework.” She recalled that the European countries took more than six decades to consolidate his treatises on the subject.
Finally, Maria Emma Mejia thanked the People's Minister for Petroleum and Mining, Rafael Ramirez, for the initiative to activate the III South American Energy Council and announced, "We will be a model for other regions of the world by example of how it is built integration with social equity, social justice, and sustainable development.”