Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann at a banking congress

September 29, 2015

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, declared today at the UN that the time has come for a multipolar world in which the right to independence and existence of all peoples is guaranteed and in which the letter and the spirit of the Charter of the United Nations.

“No one is empowered in this world, neither by the United Nations Charter nor by any right to judge or prejudge the political regime of another country or to seek the change of regime of any government or system in the world. No one is empowered to do that, ”Maduro said to the applause of those present in the General Assembly room.

Maduro referred to the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria, noting that there should be a recognition of the “tragic mistakes” made by invading, bombing and bringing war to those peoples who currently lack peace or stability.

The Venezuelan leader said that only peace can guarantee the viability of the 2030 agenda and international relations and alluded to the progress made in this area by Latin American and Caribbean countries in recent years.

Maduro recalled that in the region there is only one armed conflict to be resolved, that of Colombia, and congratulated the steps that President Juan Manuel Santos has taken to advance towards a definitive agreement with the FARC.

He also alluded to the improvement of relations between Cuba and the United States and welcomed the steps taken for normalization on the basis of respect between the two states.

“We aspire, and we say so to the United States government, that the day will come when the relations of the United States governments with all the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean have the same sign that they have today with Cuba. : dialogue, respect, recognition of who we are, “he said.

At another point in his speech, he said that a “pincer operation” aims to fill the border that his country shares with Colombia and Guyana with conflicts and pointed out that he had “great expectations” that the route agreed with President Santos would be fulfilled.

Regarding the territorial dispute with Guyana, Maduro explained that with the government of that country “a set of actions have been activated that must be worked on in the regional framework” and thanked the UN Secretary General for the convocation last Sunday to the two presidents.

He pointed out that “peace diplomacy has made it possible to successfully channel steps for a historic claim that Venezuela has had since 1835.”

President Maduro also referred to the parliamentary elections scheduled for December and assured that everything is ready so that the electoral system allows the will of the people to be expressed.

He specified that twenty elections have been held in fifteen years and assured that Venezuela is willing to continue its course through participatory democracy, respect for the Constitution and peace.

September 29, 2015

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, declared today at the UN that the time has come for a multipolar world in which the right to independence and existence of all peoples is guaranteed and in which the letter and the spirit of the Charter of the United Nations.

“No one is empowered in this world, neither by the United Nations Charter nor by any right to judge or prejudge the political regime of another country or to seek the change of regime of any government or system in the world. No one is empowered to do that, ”Maduro said to the applause of those present in the General Assembly room.

Maduro referred to the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria, noting that there should be a recognition of the “tragic mistakes” made by invading, bombing and bringing war to those peoples who currently lack peace or stability.

The Venezuelan leader said that only peace can guarantee the viability of the 2030 agenda and international relations and alluded to the progress made in this area by Latin American and Caribbean countries in recent years.

Maduro recalled that in the region there is only one armed conflict to be resolved, that of Colombia, and congratulated the steps that President Juan Manuel Santos has taken to advance towards a definitive agreement with the FARC.

He also alluded to the improvement of relations between Cuba and the United States and welcomed the steps taken for normalization on the basis of respect between the two states.

“We aspire, and we say so to the United States government, that the day will come when the relations of the United States governments with all the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean have the same sign that they have today with Cuba. : dialogue, respect, recognition of who we are, “he said.

At another point in his speech, he said that a “pincer operation” aims to fill the border that his country shares with Colombia and Guyana with conflicts and pointed out that he had “great expectations” that the route agreed with President Santos would be fulfilled.

Regarding the territorial dispute with Guyana, Maduro explained that with the government of that country “a set of actions have been activated that must be worked on in the regional framework” and thanked the UN Secretary General for the convocation last Sunday to the two presidents.

He pointed out that “peace diplomacy has made it possible to successfully channel steps for a historic claim that Venezuela has had since 1835.”

President Maduro also referred to the parliamentary elections scheduled for December and assured that everything is ready so that the electoral system allows the will of the people to be expressed.

He specified that twenty elections have been held in fifteen years and assured that Venezuela is willing to continue its course through participatory democracy, respect for the Constitution and peace.