The new ambassador appointed by the Swiss Confederation, Jürg Sprecher, presented his Copies of Credentials to the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, on Tuesday as part of the diplomatic accreditation process before the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
The importance of strengthening multilateralism, the lifting of unilateral coercive measures and the need of moving forward with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were the main issues tackled on Monday at the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate the 75th anniversary of this multilateral organization.
In his statement, Russian Federation’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, asserted the goals established 75 years ago to create the United Nations are nowadays more relevant than ever before, especially as the international community is becoming increasingly fragmented and political intolerance is exhibited.
According to the Russian foreign minister, the world needs to put aside dividing lines, needs a greater multilateralism and assistance in these times.
Likewise, he urged not to allow the Organization’s mandates are watered down by the lack of will of some member states, and insisted that unilateral sanctions must be lifted to talk about a free world.
President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, called for the reform of the Security Council, for a Council that is democratic, transparent, accountable, effective and based on an equitable representation.
Regarding the problems faced by countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Turkish president said that excessive greed, monopolization of power and the desire to continue colonialism using new methods is the biggest obstacle to the distribution of justice in the global system.
“Despite the ideals that have been set out, the United Nations system can neither prevent conflicts nor end those that have already begun. We all see now that we cannot overcome today’s challenges through structures designed for the needs of the previous century,” added President Erdoğan.
In that same vein, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping urged the UN to take concrete steps to protect the multilateral system and the organizations’ role in international affairs, as well as strengthen security, development and human rights in the world, especially in the face of the challenges posed by the pandemic.
President Jinping said it is imperative that the representation and voice of developing countries be increased so that the UN could be more balanced in reflecting the interests and wishes of the majority of countries in the world, and called for the respect for the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and stressed there must be no practice of exceptionalism or double standards, nor should international law be distorted and used as a pretext to undermine other countries’ legitimate rights and interests or world peace and stability.
” What we need to do is to replace conflict with dialogue, coercion with consultation (…) We need to pursue the common interests of all (…) and build a big global family of harmony and cooperation,” highlighted the Chinese president.
Right to self-determination of the people
In his statement, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, condemned the blockade of essential resources for the development of the Cuban people, and he also recalled that the United States has ignored important agreements in the areas of environmental protection, withdrawing from international for a and multilateral mechanisms that promote the world’s peace and stability while attacking sovereign countries.
“Fear and repeated lies happen to be its main weapons of its media and war-mongering strategy. It has increased its hostility against Cuba to the highest level, systematically violating human rights by tightening its blockade and attacking its international medical cooperation in times of a pandemic,” blasted Foreign Minister Rodríguez.
“It is preventing the end of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, denies the people of Puerto Rico their right to free determination and independence, interferes in the internal affairs of dozens of UN Member States,” he added.
President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, congratulated the UN and recalled that his country remains faithful its constitutional principles, attaching great importance to non-intervention, respect for human rights, self. Determination of the peoples and cooperation for development.
“We need to be fraternal. We need to help each other now as we tackle the COVID‑19 pandemic. Long live universal fraternity!” he stressed.
Inclusive future for all and rejection to UCM
President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, insisted on the need of building an inclusive, transforming future in the aftermath of COVID-19, respecting the dignity and worth of each people.
“We must ensure that the sovereignty and equality of countries is respected. Violations to international law and unilateral coercive measures are issues that should not occur,” he said.
In this same vein, President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, said the lack of political will of some member states and the lack of respect for the current international legal reflect a clear and urgent need for a reform of the UN statutes.
The African president it is unconceivable that after 75 years, scientific and technological developments remain in the hands of a few nations.
“The highly unbalanced economic gap between rich and poor countries haven’t been bridged,2 he complained.
On September 16, the so-called “Independent International Mission for Determining Facts about Venezuela” released a “report” on the human rights situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela written without experts setting foot in the country to conduct investigations on site.
Executive Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez held on Friday an important meeting with representatives of the United Nations System and the representative of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to Venezuela, Pier Paolo Balladelli.
In the context of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly, Venezuela’s and Benin’s Foreign Ministers, Jorge Arreaza and Aurélien Agbénonci, held a bilateral meeting on Tuesday via video conference to review the bilateral cooperation agenda and share views on their countries’ international policies.
Venezuela calls for multilateralism at High-Level Meeting to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of United Nations
In his intervention at the High-Level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, called on Monday for the rebirth of a multipolar world and the renewal of the United Nations System to focus on multilateralism and guarantee compliance with international law and the protection of all peoples.
Venezuela participates in the ALBA-TCP coordination videoconference in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
This Friday, the Vice-minister for Multilateral Issues of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Alexander Yánez, chaired the telematic coordination meeting on Climate Change with the countries of the ALBA-TCP Group before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC ).
To commemorate the 98th anniversary of the birth of the first president of the Republic of Angola, António Agostinho Neto, a wreath was laid to the bust of this historical leader at the Caracas Municipal Thetaer.
On a Plan Vuelta a la Patria special flight, 275 Venezuelans arrived on Monday in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from the Republic of Panama after their return was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the high-Level Meeting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the G77 and China agreed on Monday that the application of unilateral coercive measures against countries violates the right to development and international laws, including the Charter of the United Nations.
This Saturday, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, together with the Attorney General of the Republic, Tarek William Saab, spoke out in rejection of the report issued on September 16 by the UN Independent International Mission.
Top-quality Venezuelan coffee exhibited to more than 20 countries at 2nd “Friends of Venezuela” virtual meeting
The ambassadors and diplomatic representatives of Turkey, Algeria, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, Palestine, Cuba, Syria, Kuwait, Belarus and China met on Friday at the 2nd “Friends of Venezuela” virtual meeting, chaired by Venezuela’s Minister of People’s Power for Tourism and Foreign Trade, Félix Plasencia.