Pyongyang, October 14 (KCNA) — The head of a DPRK delegation made a speech at the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on the sideline of the High-Level Segment of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly on October 9.
He said that the existence of humankind is at serious risk from the worldwide rapid spread of COVID-19.
Wiping out the malignant virus off the planet and saving humanity is the most pressing issue which brooks no further delay, and effectively responding to this global pandemic is a matter of utmost urgency now faced by the Movement, he noted, and went on:
Success in the fight against the worldwide malignant virus can be ensured only when all countries assume responsibility for the life and safety of their own people and take thoroughgoing anti-epidemic measures.
Thanks to the far-sighted measures of the government of the DPRK taking the people-first policy as its political philosophy and idea, a stable anti-epidemic situation is maintained in our country until now.
The government of the DPRK will firmly defend the safety of our people by building upon the state emergency anti-epidemic measures without allowing the slightest complacency and laxity until the danger of inflow of the pandemic is completely gone away.
We have suffered extensive damages this year caused by successive natural disasters, but we are doing everything we can on our own efforts to recover from the damages of typhoons and floods and bring our people back to a stable life.
Today, in the international arena, high-handedness and arbitrariness by certain forces become ever more reckless and the power politics grow rampant, thereby complicating the international relations as days go by.
In particular, the sovereignty of the non-aligned countries is encroached, and interference, threats and aggression against these countries continue unabated.
The prevailing situation calls upon all member states to firmly adhere to the UN Charter and the principles of the NAM, which require respect for sovereignty, non-interference in internal affairs of other countries and peaceful settlement of disputes.
It is an invariable goal of the government of the DPRK to struggle to build a peaceful world free of war.
When the progressive humankind that love independence, justice and peace unite firmly and fight vigorously, it will be possible to build an independent and peaceful world, free of high-handedness, arbitrariness, and war maneuvers of the imperialist forces.
He stressed that the DPRK will continue to actively develop friendly and cooperative relations with the NAM countries under the ideas of independence, peace and friendship and make vigorous efforts to strengthen and develop the Movement and to ensure its joint action and safeguard peace and security of the region and the world at large. -0-