Following a closed door meeting of energy ministers and experts on Thursday, the heads of state will review the progress in the accords previously adopted in the context of Petrocaribe as well as study and sign a proposed declaration on the projects within the region. Bilateral meetings to discuss specific agreements are also foreseen.

Rafael Ramirez, Venezuela’s oil and energy minister, told the press Thursday that the 4th Petrocaribe summit and the interest of other countries to join are a demonstration of the strengthening and institutionalization of Petrocaribe.

The Jagua Hotel, the banner tourist resort in Cienfuegos, is the headquarters for the forum. To accommodate the event, the Guanaroca Hall was equipped with all the technical facilities needed. Hundreds of workers and several institutions and organizations have been hard at work for months to make possible the reactivation of the Camilo Cienfuegos Oil Refinery, which now coincides with the Petrocaribe summit. The complex is a project of the joint Cuban-Venezuelan company PDVCUPET S.A., established within the framework of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA).

Also on Thursday afternoon-evening, the final touches were being put on the new Simon Bolivar housing project where 100 "petro-houses" will supply the needs of a like number of families. The project is a donation from the people and government of Venezuela.

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