Venezuela urges the UN to seek alternative solutions to the neoliberal model

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, participated this Monday in the Meeting of Heads of State and Government on the Architecture of International Debt and Liquidity: Initiative on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID -19 and Beyond, of the United Nations (UN), where he highlighted the importance that the country “attaches to the construction of a joint path to face the extraordinary circumstances that humanity is going through.”

During his speech, in a videoconference, the Head of State called “to cease the perverse and manipulated use that some powers make of the international financial system to seize the assets of developing countries, deposited in the banks of those countries.” For which he denounced, once again, the imposition of unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela.

“These measures that violate international law are progressive and systematic; they affect the entire Venezuelan population indiscriminately, constituting a flagrant attack against humanity. For this reason, from Venezuela we demand, once again, the end of the economic, financial and commercial blockades against our peoples”, the Venezuelan president emphasized.

President Maduro highlighted the need for the UN to find alternative solutions to the neoliberal model, which is based on competition, exploitation and the political ambitions of some powers, highlighting that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic “we must strengthen the course with initiatives based on solidarity, on complementarity”.

In this sense, the Head of State reaffirmed Venezuela’s commitment “to contribute all our work in the search for solutions to the current crisis, starting with the transformation of the financial system and moving towards the reduction of inequality (…) It is urgent to create a community of a common destiny for humanity. It is urgent to overcome the errors of neoliberalism that have ruined the world. We will not tire of saying: Another world and another life are possible!” He remarked.

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, together with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, convened this meeting which aims to underline the urgency of bold and concrete action to provide liquidity and address debt vulnerability.