Safeguarding the principle of national sovereignty and ensuring compliance with the general principles that govern the international trading system, agreed, among other measures, the member countries of the group of Friends in Defense of the United Nations Charter, in accordance with information from the Chancellery.
Within the framework of the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement Conference (NAM), the second meeting of the Group of Friends in Defense of the United Nations Charter was held with the participation of 19 countries, after the inclusion was made official. from Zimbabwe to the platform in defense of multilateralism.
In the adopted declaration, the signatory states express their concern about the systematic threats to multilateralism and the growing recourse to unilateralism, marked by arbitrary actions and approaches that violate both the Charter of the United Nations and the norms of international law.
Likewise, they express their determination to safeguard the principle of national sovereignty and ensure compliance with the general principles that must govern the international trading system, and other relevant norms and provisions of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization (WTO). .
The member states reaffirmed that the Charter of the United Nations, its purposes and principles remain timeless, universal, and that they are all indispensable not only to preserve and promote international peace and security, the rule of law, economic development and the social progress, as well as all human rights for all, but also to achieve a more peaceful, prosperous, just and equitable world.
Likewise, they reiterated the invitation to those members of the international community who are committed to the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations as well as to effective and inclusive multilateralism. At the time they invited to hold
They agreed to hold periodic meetings, at the ambassadorial level, in New York City, in order to improve the coordination of joint efforts closely and to promote the objectives of the Group of Friends and to advance effectively in the defense of the Charter. of the United Nations.
Representatives from Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Nicaragua, the State of Palestine, Russia, Syria, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe participate in the meeting.
The UN Charter is the first legally binding international agreement of a multilateral nature that governs international relations between States, based on respect for the principle of sovereign equality, self-determination and non-interference in internal affairs.