Cuba ratifies commitment to multilateralism and peace in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Gerardo Peñalver, ratified  today his country’s commitment to multilateralism and disarmament in the world, particularly nuclear.

On his Twitter account, the Cuban official reported that he reaffirmed that position in a meeting held with Tatiana Valovaya, general director of the United Nations (UN) Office in this city, and secretary of the Conference on Disarmament.

Peñalver will speak this Tuesday at the opening session of the Cuban presidency of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, to be held at the Palace of Nations, and holds meetings with senior officials of International Organizations based in this headquarters.

According to the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Caribbean country assumes the responsibility of presiding over this negotiating forum with the commitment to maintain its relevance and on the basis of its principled position in favor of multilateralism, peace and general disarmament and complete, particularly nuclear.

This UN body, made up of 65 member states, was mandated by the UN General Assembly, since 1978, as the only multilateral negotiating forum in the field of disarmament.