Venezuela at COP25: The region will advance in the fight against climate change if inclusion and consensus prevail
Venezuela attended this Thursday the regional meeting between the Presidency of the World Climate Summit, COP25 and the ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean, this meeting is aimed to make visible the interests of the region and make a joint work in the fight against climate change.
The Venezuelan delegation was in charge of the Vice-minister for Europe of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Yván Gil, who during his speech called for reflection to continue making greater efforts for inclusion.
“Only with the inclusion in the discussion of any initiative, will we be able to move forward as a region, for this we must build enough consensus”, he said.
In this regard, he warned that Venezuela has always promoted and supported all efforts in the region. “We have much to contribute, with interesting advances and a shared vision on how we see development and the need to mitigate the environmental impact to assume the commitments that we have set in international agreements, but this requires full inclusion among all countries of the region”.
He also stressed that Venezuela wants to take advantage of this multilateral forum to support all the initiatives discussed, while underlining the support of the Regional Office of the Green Fund, considering it a convenient opportunity for the region.
Vice-minister Gil closed his speech expressing the importance of the fight against climate change for Venezuela, which is closely related to the defense of Human Rights, and reiterated that inclusion and consensus should prevail.