Rafael Ramírez Venezuela is committed to Libyan political agreement for a permanent solution to the conflict
Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, expressed the need for a peaceful solution to the situation in Libya, as the 2011 military intervention in the country has occasioned negative consequences in all spheres.
“The National Unity Government formed in Libya must take all necessary measures, with the support of the international community, to end the illicit trafficking in weapons that terrorist groups and armed non-state actors operating in Libya and the African continent receive and which feed the conflicts in Iraq and Syria” he affirmed.
In this forum, Ramírez urged the new Libyan authorities to collaborate with the International Criminal Court and surrender Saif Al Islam Gaddafi, in order to guarantee a trial in compliance with law.
"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"