The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) congratulated the current president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, for his victory in the recent presidential elections held in that South American country, and called for respecting the election result.
The leaders of the NAM highlighted in the declaration, approved during the summit of the organization held in Baku, and presented by Foreign Minister Diego Pary, “the democratic spirit of the Bolivian people who attended the elections in a peaceful and civic manner.”
The text proposed and read by Pary at the end of his speech at the Baku Congress Center indicates that the heads of State and Government of the NAM “welcomed the convening and holding of the presidential elections of October 20, 2019 in the Plurinational State of Bolivia.”
They also “congratulated Evo Morales Ayma (…) for his re-election as president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia for the period 2020-2025 and ask for respect of the sovereign will of the Bolivian people.”
In his speech at the summit of the NAM, the Bolivian foreign minister condemned and demanded the lifting of the US blockade against Cuba, expressed his country’s solidarity with Venezuela and the Palestinian cause.
Bolivian Foreign Minister in favor of multilateralism
Pary expressed his rejection of the practice of “unilateral coercive measures” and advocated the prevailing of multilateralism.
The defense of multilateralism must become a fundamental pillar of the NAM was the call made this Saturday by the Bolivian chancellor during his speech at the XVII Summit of this international body.
From the Baku Convention Center in Azerbaijan, Pary noted that the multilateral system is under attack, which is why its custody is a necessity rather than an option is a for the nations of the world.
In this regard, he also urged the unity between the member states be deepened to face future challenges, as well as to make a difference in the protection of peace and the promotion of the interests of developing countries.
“Without global governance, we cannot face a global crisis like the one affecting humanity,” he said during his speech at the XVIII Summit of Heads of State and Government of the NAM.
Pary Rodríguez said that one of the most pressing challenges is the unilateral coercive measures imposed by hegemonic countries on sovereign nations, an action that violates the principles of international law, the United Nations Charter.
Referring to the destabilizing plans faced by Cuba and Venezuela, he emphasized that the NAM must act proactively to denounce restrictive maneuvers that affect the human rights of the population.
“We reject threats of intervention and reiterate a message of peace between peoples,” he stressed.
Translated by JRE/EF