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Press release from PDVSA
Caracas, March 12, 2018.- At the Foundational Summit of the International Solar Alliance, held in New Delhi, India, Venezuela announced an initiative to finance solar energy projects through the national cryptocurrency, El Petro.
This is Petrocaribe Solar, a proposal conceived by the president, Nicolás Maduro, which will have the logistics and capabilities of the Petrocaribe Energy Cooperation Agreement. In this regard, the Minister of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, indicated that Latin America, Venezuela and the Caribbean will be covered.
Arreaza said that Venezuela has a great responsibility to develop solar energy despite being an oil-producing country by nature. "The socialist ethic indicates that we have to develop new types of clean, renewable energies and especially solar energy in this area of the world, where the tropics we share in the south are found, especially in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa."
Finally, Chancellor Arreaza, accompanied by the Minister of Petroleum, Manuel Quevedo and the Minister of Foreign Trade, José Vielma Mora, assured that solar energy depends on the future of the world and that we can not continue to depend on fossil energy.
The Foundational Summit of the International Solar Alliance is aimed at the 121 countries with the highest solar exposure, located in the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, with the aim of addressing needs related to the issue of energy and energy gaps between countries.
In this first edition attended by representatives of 62 nations among which highlights the presence of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, its main promoter.
This press release was published using an automatic translation system.