Contributing to the political dialogue in Syria is one of Venezuela's challenges in the Security Council
"We support the efforts of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General, Staffan De Mistura, and the Syrian government, which is very important and is a key player in the conflict, who has said that they are willing to negotiate without preconditions," said Ramirez.
On this issue, Ramirez said that within the United Nations Security Council they have unanimous support for the resolution of the Syrian crisis through political means, based on dialogue between the parties.
Principle of non-interference by third parties
The Venezuelan diplomat said that one of the fundamental factors of the performance of Venezuela in the Security Council has been respect for state sovereignty and non-interference of third parties in the internal affairs of each nation. "What has happened in the Middle East is a terrible example of what happens when these principles are violated," he added.
"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"