Wed, 21 Oct 2020

CARACAS, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday called for the construction of a multipolar world and a renewed United Nations (UN) system that protects peoples around the world.

"Venezuela, our Bolivarian Republic, advocates for a multipolar world, for a renewed United Nations system, for a United Nations system that enforces international law, that protects the people of the world," he said at a high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN.

The president also said that global cooperation is needed to overcome the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This pandemic needs the greatest union of humanity," said Maduro, who reaffirmed his support for the World Health Organization (WHO) and condemned attacks against the agency.

"It is not the time to insult or offend the WHO, it is time to unite to support it," he said.

He referred to upcoming parliamentary elections on Dec. 6 to renew Venezuela's National Assembly, saying the UN was invited to "accompany the election process for a new parliament."

More than 20 million Venezuelans are eligible to vote for 277 deputies of the unicameral national assembly.

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