At the meeting held as part of the XIX. At the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, they discussed “priority issues on the global agenda,” the senior Venezuelan diplomat said on his X account, formerly Twitter.
Gil and Francis spoke about promoting the prosperity of nations through cooperation based on equality, diplomacy for peace and ending deadlocks and unilateral economic aggression, he noted.
The Bolivarian Foreign Minister takes part in the major event of the NAM, which will meet today and tomorrow at the highest level with the participation of the heads of state and government of the 120 countries that make up the bloc that was created in Belgrade in 1961 Yugoslavia.
Before this Thursday's meeting, foreign ministers and a ministerial committee met for two days on the defense of Palestine, where senior diplomats from countries such as Venezuela and Cuba confirmed their unconditional support for the cause of this people.
“We will never tire of defending the right of the “brother Palestinian people” to exist in a free, independent and sovereign state, with East Jerusalem as its capital and on the pre-1967 borders,” affirmed the head of Bolivarian diplomacy.
He also supported all international efforts aimed at achieving a just, comprehensive and lasting peace on the Palestinian issue.
His Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodríguez suggested that members of the movement work with unity and determination for a just, comprehensive and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Caribbean minister argued for a solution to the conflict that includes the creation of an independent Palestinian state within pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the return of refugees.
He also expressed his country's support for the convening of an international peace conference whose fundamental aim is to help protect the rights of the Palestinian people and establish the sovereign state of Palestine.
The Group of Friends in Defense of the United Nations Charter also met the previous day in the African country, an important place for coordinating actions to promote peace, self-determination and the economic and social development of our peoples.
The bloc consists of Angola, Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Palestine, Russia, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Nicaragua, Iran, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Laos, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.