Venezuela congratulates the UN’s new Secretary General

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The Government of Venezuela on Thursday sent its congratulations to Antonio Guterres, on his election as Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) for the 2017-2021 period.

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The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, spoke by phone with the new Secretary General of the United Nations, former Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic, Antonio Guterres, to whom he extended, on behalf of the Venezuelan People and the Government, his warmest and fraternal congratulations on his election as Secretary General for the period 2017-2021.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela makes propitious the opportunity to reiterate, to whom will serve as the chief administrative representative of the United Nations, its full commitment and support to the three pillars of the Organization: Peace and Security, Human Rights and Development, as a founding member of this multilateral forum and a fierce promoter of strengthening inclusive multilateralism and building a multipolar, multi-center world, based on solidarity, social justice, complementarity and integration of the peoples.

The Venezuelan Government is convinced that Mr. Guterres, to whom it conveys its best wishes, is the holder of professional credentials, diplomatic skills, and understanding of international politics, to address the pressing challenges currently facing the multilateral system, which suffers the ravages of unilateralism, violence, terrorism, imperial expansion and the anomic increase of the world’s powers.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela makes propitious the opportunity to express to Mr. Guterres its willingness to support his management, not only from Venezuela, but also from the presidency of the Non-Aligned Countries Movement (NAM), in favor of the interests of the peoples of the South and building a world where peace and development prevail; a more just and equal world; a world where the fraternal friendship and solidarity are a reality to consolidate a multipolar, multi-center world in harmony with the Universe.

Caracas, October 13, 2016