Caracas, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro stated Venezuela and Africa strengthen their historical links, based on mutual respect and equality among their peoples.
Maduro made an intervention before a conference by Alpha Oumar Konare, president of the African Union Commission, and he said that Venezuela builds a new foreign policy on the base of such principles.
"We dream with a equalled and multipolar world where exchanges and cooperation predominate, without an empire which does not believe in justice and international rights," Maduro stated.
Maduro said that the visit of Konare is a expression of the new international policy fostered by the government of Venezuela, building recognition of strength and the future of southern countries of the world, such as Venezuela and other Latin American nations.
For his part, Konare offered a conference titled "To the United States of Africa" in which he said that before the current challenges mankind has to face, the only possible answer is a greater justice and solidarity in a unilateral world, where human beings are fundamental.
He said that Africa is walking towards such an objective and pointed put that the situation of Africa should not be that of fatality, and doomed to suffer terrible diseases and difficulties, such as slavery.