Communiqué by the Coordinating Bureau of the Non Aligned Movement in Support of the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
The Coordinating Bureau of the Non Aligned Movement rejects the latest decision of the Government of the United States of America to renew its unilateral coercive measures against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on March 4th 2016, under the Executive Order signed by President Barack Obama, which declares “a national emergency with respects to the unusual an extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela”.
The Coordinating Bureau of the Non Aligned Movement deplores these disproportionate measures and reiterates its firm support for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in line with the Bandung Principles. In this regard, the CoB NAM emphatizes the need to respect international law, including the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations and Declaration of Principles of the International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Cooperation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
The Coordinating Bureau of the Non Aligned Movement emphasizes the importance of dialogue to promote peaceful settlement of disputes and we urge the Government of the United States and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to engage in constructive dialogue.
The Coordinating Bureau of the Non Aligned Movement expressed its solidarity and support to the people and Government of Venezuela in rejection of these illegal measures and urges the United States Government to desist from such illegal coercive measures that affect the spirit of dialogue and political understanding among nations.
"United Nations, now, in the 21st Century and for the third millennium, should focus all of its efforts, to the utmost, on moral, intellectual, scientific, social, cultural, economic and financial order, in the fight against the demons of hunger, poverty and death that scourge our planet."
"We will take with us to the UN a voice that repudiates terrorism and speaks out in favour of world peace; that respects the sovereignty of peoples and has the credit of the 181 countries who voted for us, not as an imperialist power that conquers peoples, but with our Bolivarian vision of peace and the right to exist."
"We must speak clearly and firmly on this point: during the United Nations’ 70 years of existence, the Palestinian people have faced a constant lack of respect for the most basic rights, and it is shameful that this organisation has known about the situation since it was founded and to date no political solution to the conflict has been reached"
"Venezuela will now, more than ever, be an active voice in the defence of the sovereign equality of nations; in particular of the inalienable rights of the peoples of the South to development and peace"