Caracas applies for venue of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in 2015
The Venezuelan foreign minister made the request officially in a meeting in Egypt
Venezuela requested to be the venue of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit that will be held in 2015. The application was made during a top government officials meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement Bureau, which started in Cairo in May 7.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro said that Venezuela's proposal was welcomed by NAM members, reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through a press release.
The government official stated that, following approval of the summit documents, Venezuela will become part of the organization's troika, together with Egypt and Iran.
"In this way, we are kicking off the preparation of our country, under Commander Hugo Chávez's leadership, for the historical 2015 Summit, which will take place at the same time -in the middle of this decade- as the processes of strengthening of independence in our Caribbean-Latin American continent."
However, President Hugo Chávez highlighted this week that "the (NAM) meeting next year will take place in Venezuela."
Translated by Karen Daza
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."