This Monday will be made the intervention of the Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, before the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) at its seventy-second session in New York, United States.
The Venezuelan Chancellor has denounced during his stay in New York the application of unilateral coercive measures by the Powers and other States against sovereign countries, a situation that clearly breaks international law.
In his intervention to the world body, Arreaza will have the opportunity to show the world the arbitrariness and illegality of the economic sanctions and threats of the Government of the United States against Venezuela, which theChancellor qualified as violating the principles established in the Charter of The United Nations.
During the last week, Arreaza has held meetings in New York with the Non-Aligned Countries Movement (NAM), the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas – Trade Treaty of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP) and the G77-China Plenary, as well as with diplomatic representatives of other countries, in which he emphasized the need to promote friendly relations and cooperation among States, respecting the right to self-determination, independence and sovereignty of the peoples.
Agenda for integration:
Since his arrival in New York City, the chancellor has embarked on an agenda for integration among peoples and aimed at strengthening ties of brotherhood and solidarity.
On September 18, he met with member countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), during which he called on its members to maintain unity and regain political dialogue in the region, in the face of imperial threats.
He also led a ministerial meeting with the Non-Aligned Countries Movement, which signed a document called «The Political Declaration of New York» in which they reject the coercive and unilateral measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela, which violate the international laws.
Arreaza also attended the 41st Ministerial Meeting of the G77-China Plenary, in which he raised his voice in rejection of the imposition of coercive, unilateral and extraterritorial measures that violate international laws and agreements.
The work journey undertaken by Arreaza has included friendly meetings with countries with which Venezuela maintains diplomatic and cooperation relations, in order to strengthen bilateral ties between nations.
On this principle he has met with the chancellors of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and with his peers of China, Wang Yi; of Palestine, Riad al Malki; of El Salvador, Hugo Martínez; of Trinidad and Tobago, Dennis Moss; of Algeria, Abdelkader Messahel; of Jamaica, Kamina Johnson Smith; of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Makei; of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez; of Chile, Heraldo Muñoz, and of Ecuador, María Fernanda Espinoza, with whom he also discussed topics on the promotion of dialogue in the region.
He also met with the delegation from Antigua and Barbuda and the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in order to address the situation in the Caribbean countries affected by Hurricane Irma.
The Venezuelan Chancellor also had the opportunity to speak with the Presidents of Yemen, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi, and of Lebanon, Michel Aoun.
Likewise, as part of the day in New York met with the High Representative of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, in order to spread the truth and commitment of the National Government regarding the dialogue with the opposition, whose talks began on September 13 in the Dominican Republic.
He also held a meeting with the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, in which they addressed issues of the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda, which includes objectives for sustainable development.
Among the actions taken this week by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, is the signing of the Nuclear Arms Prohibition Treaty, approved last July 7 and which aims to achieve the ban and elimination of this type of weaponry.
Approaching social movements:
The Venezuelan delegation organized a presentation on the social, economic and political achievements promoted by the Bolivarian Revolution that was presented last Wednesday at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
In addition, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting with representatives of the Catholic Church participating in the 72nd regular session of the UN General Assembly, as well as with US social movements