mnoal-cumbre17-venezuela(Today Venezuela) Isla Margarita – The XVII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) begins today in Margarita Island, Nueva Esparta state. Venezuela will assume the presidency of the bloc to replace the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The event being held in the Venetur hotel, will last six days, a period in which the attending diplomats will discuss regional integration in Africa and Latin America in today’s multi-polar world.

The agenda also includes discussions on the new international economic and information order, global security and human rights, under the slogan ‘United by the Path of Peace’.

In addition, member countries will reaffirm accession to its principles and purposes, will examine the situation in the Middle East and adopt a position regarding the US interference in the internal affairs of progressive nations of Latin America.

The NAM will also persist in promoting reform of the UN Security Council and the establishment of a legal instrument to prevent attacks on facilities dedicated to the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

The Summit will take place in peace; details of discussion are not being reported, said the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, during a press conference.

On Monday, the Executive Vice President, Aristobulo Isturiz said that the Summit confirms the brotherhood of the Bolivarian Revolution.

Among the countries of the region, only Cuba and Colombia have chaired the NAM.