MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –
Source: Republic of Colombia
Bogotá (Nov. 17/20). Nine months after the creation of the International Alliance for Religious or Belief Freedom, the first meeting at the ministerial level was held in which Colombia participated, represented by Foreign Minister Claudia Blum. There, the Minister of Foreign Affairs reaffirmed Colombia’s institutional commitment to the promotion of religious freedom and highlighted that the growing number of member countries and observers of the Alliance demonstrates the relevance for the world to advance in the protection of this right. fundamental.
During her speech, the Foreign Minister stated that one of Colombia’s priorities within the framework of this alliance is the promotion of preventive and reconciliation processes, to prevent and resolve conflicts related to beliefs and religions.
Another priority is the coordination of humanitarian action and, in this sense, the Minister took the opportunity to express her support for the Hungarian proposal to create a Humanitarian Assistance Working Group within the Alliance. “This mechanism would allow cooperation and the exchange of information on humanitarian assistance by the members of the Alliance,” he stressed.
As the main outcome of the Forum, the joint statement entitled “A Shared Vision for Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief for All” was adopted.
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