Foreign Minister: NAM Senior Officials Meeting has been fruitful
The Foreign Minister informed, during her participation in the show “Contacto con Maduro”, that the Republic of Nicaragua was designated as rapporteur, while the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was appointed to preside over the Political and the Social and Economic Committee, at the Senior Officials meeting, in charge of drafting the summit’s final declaration.
“The discussions with senior officials of all delegations have been fruitful,” said the head of the Venezuelan foreign affairs.”
The NAM Summit started this Tuesday and it is divided into three consecutive segments: Senior Officials Meeting, Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and Summit of Heads of State and Government. Issues related to the social and political economy are discussed in two working groups during the Senior Officials meetings with the participation of the more than 100 delegations that are part of this international organization.
The agreements resulting from these preliminary meetings will be presented to the respective Foreign Ministers for their revision.
The XVII NAM Summit “United on the path of peace” will finish next 18 September. Venezuela will hold the Pro Tempore Presidency for a period of three years, committed to the promotion of the fundamental guidelines of the Movement, better known as the Principles of Bandung.
"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"