MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –
Medellin (Jun 25/19). With the installation of the VII Regional Forum on Youth and Democracy, Chancellor Holmes Trujillo began his agenda in Medellín within the framework of the 49th General Assembly of the OAS. In the event, the Minister took advantage of the stage to share reflections on the country’s foreign policy.
The Chancellor explained that the Government of President Ivan Duque is making a foreign policy of legality and for legality, “that reflects our sense of responsibility as members of the international community and our conviction that the maintenance of stability and order international, multilateralism and good governance, are fundamental to face the specific challenges of today, many of which demand the collective and coordinated action of nations, and many of which concern not only us but also future generations “
In addition, he stressed that in the foreign policy of the countries there are some issues that are on the agenda by choice and others that are urgent and necessary. “With Venezuela we share 2,200 kilometers of border and given the seriousness of what is happening in the sister country, Colombia can not be indifferent, because as President Iván Duque has pointed out: ‘What destroys Venezuela destroys Colombia. What builds Venezuela, builds Colombia. ‘”
Similarly, he insisted that Colombia can not be indifferent or complicit in the situation that exists in the neighboring country and that for this reason “we support the process of constitutional normalization and restoration of democracy in Venezuela.”
Finally, Chancellor Holmes Trujillo referred to the 49th General Assembly of the OAS, which starts tomorrow in Medellín: “The main purpose of this Assembly is precisely to initiate a process of reflection that leads us, gradually and cumulatively, to innovate to strengthen the hemispheric governance, to adapt the OAS and the Inter-American System to the new hemispheric and global realities and challenges. “
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