Human rights, all cultures, religions, peace and development, as well as the principle of territorial integrity must be respected, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Mid-Term Ministerial Conference in Baku, APA reports.
The NAM Mid-Term Ministerial Conference, titled “Promoting international peace and security for sustainable development”, kicked off in Baku on April 5.
Arreaza announced that Azerbaijan will take over NAM Chairmanship in 2019.
He recalled that Venezuela hosted the NAM summit in 2015.
Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro supports this movement, said the foreign minister, wishing the Azerbaijani president success in his activity.
He said that the world is going through an uncertain and troubled period, underlining the importance of promoting NAM principles.
“NAM principles have a positive impact on the world. We must uphold the principles of sovereignty, equality, and avoid interference in internal affairs. Human rights, all cultures, religions, peace and development, as well as the principle of territorial integrity must be respected. The main topic of today’s conference is promoting international peace and security for sustainable development. One of the main problems in the world is the production of nuclear weapons. We call upon the countries that produce nuclear weapons to ensure peace and security,” Arreaza said.
Arreaza noted that the U.S. attitude towards Venezuela has a negative effect on the Venezuelan people.
"The U.S. has been hostile towards Venezuela since 2015, imposing sanctions on the country, which seriously affects our economy," he added.