Azerbaijan, Cuba Stress NAM’s Role in Peacekeeping

Baku, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Azerbaijan and Cuba highlighted today here the important role played by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in defense of international peace and security.

This was stated by Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, and Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister, Abelardo Moreno, at a bilateral meeting held during the celebration in Baku of the 18th Conference of that multilateral group.

Mammedyarov reaffirmed during the talks his government’s stance condemning the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island for more than five decades.

In these talks, the Cuban deputy foreign minister thanked the Azerbaijani position and denounced the extraterritorial dimension of the blockade, particularly in the financial sector.

The two sides also agreed on the need to strengthen the Movement, as expressed in the last four days during the deliberations with senior officials, foreign ministers or their representatives.

The capital of the Caucasian country hosted the 18th Conference, preparatory meeting to the Summit of Heads of State and Government of that forum, to be held in 2019, when Azerbaijan will assume the presidency of the third-world group until 2022.

Azerbaijan and Cuba established diplomatic relations in 1994.

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