(Today Venezuela) Margarita Island –  The meeting of foreign ministers of the XVII Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) began here today after discussion of the technical commissions and developed proposals on common issues.

Discussions are focused on various issues such as peace and security of the block, the right to self-determination and independence, solidarity for the development and establishment of international relations based on principles of non-interference, according to the organizers.

These issues complete the agenda of the Foreign Ministers event, which will end tomorrow in Margarita Island, locality of the state of Nueva Esparta.

According to the Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, in this great meeting member countries are working to strengthen the NAM as part of the construction of a new international order that includes not only the economic and social area, but also the field of information.

The massive presence of delegations since Tuesday in Margarita Island, was the key to defeating the media smear campaign waged by partisan interests corporations the right, he said.

Rodriguez will head the foreign ministers event and then submit a document with a summary of the discussions President Nicolas Maduro, who will be leading sessions on Saturday and Sunday at the hotel Venetur Margarita.

Among other topics, the agenda also includes those relating to environmental and global warming issues, the fight against terrorism, disarmament, development of peoples and the recognition of Palestine as an independent and Free State.

The NAM was born 55 years ago based on 10 key principles, including highlights the peaceful coexistence and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.

A number of assumptions defines this group of States as to preserve national independence, and not join any military bloc, rejecting the establishment of foreign military bases and go for a complete and general disarmament.

Since its inception, the Organization defends the emancipation of the peoples of Africa, Asia, Latin America and other regions of the world, according to its official website.

Now also they prioritize the integration and cooperation among nations, social inclusion and the fight for equality in a world of peace. This is precisely one of the main objectives set Venezuela to take pro tempore presidency.

For the first time, the South American country assumes command of the organization. Among the range states, only Cuba and Colombia had chaired the NAM.