The meeting was chaired by the current president of the multilateral organization, the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, and some 60 delegations participated in it to analyze, among other issues, the global recovery post-COVID-19 pandemic.
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister highlighted the role that the NAM must play in the context of the “multifaceted crisis” that has been impacting everyone equally, reported the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Relations.
He pointed out that this situation was not only exacerbated by the “current geopolitical tensions” resulting from the polarization that prevails in the world today, but also by a worrying and growing persistence towards unilateralism.
The head of Venezuelan diplomacy insisted on the need to strengthen multilateralism based on a greater sense of unity, cooperation and solidarity, especially today, he said, when it is intended to “strengthen a mentality of the Cold War era” .
This, he said, is based on confrontation, the deepening of divisions and the imposition of divergent visions and agendas.
Our call is to strengthen diplomacy, dialogue, tolerance and mutual respect, he stressed.
The Bolivarian Foreign Minister reiterated the call for the immediate and unconditional lifting of the unilateral coercive measures that affect more than 30 countries in the world, including Venezuela.
He assured that its sole purpose is “to force the sovereign will of the states, mainly those of the global South in flagrant violation of international law.”
He also stated that today more than ever a solid movement is needed to claim “our historical character as an anti-war and peace-loving force.”
It depends on us that the NAM continues to be light and hope for humanity, he stated.