Havana, Feb 17 (ACN) Cuba’s permanent representative at the United Nations Ana Silvia Rodriguez said that her country backs the strengthening of the leading role of the UN National Assembly in its capacity as the main normative, deliberative, policy-making and representation body of the United Nations.
The Cuban ambassador made its statement at the opening session of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations in New York. She stressed the significance of annual sessions of the committee and its agenda in an international scenario in which some countries repeatedly try to impose their own interpretations on the principles and goals of the UN Charter.
The Cuban ambassador also reiterated the significance and high legal value of the Manila Declaration on the Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes as one of the main results of the committee, after nearly forty years of its setting up.
The permanent representative from the Caribbean nation invited all participants to a constructive and genuine dialog and express real political will to advance in long-standing issues on the UN agenda.