Quito, Jan 9 (EFE) .- The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, María Fernanda Espinosa, confirmed today that next Friday she will deliver, in New York, to Egypt the presidency of the G77 + China group, which she held in 2017.
"This Friday I will be in New York moving the presidency of the G77 and China to Egypt," he said at a meeting with the foreign press in which he highlighted the work of his country at the head of the group to fight against climate change and against evasion fiscal.
He added that in the presidency of the group, Ecuador also stressed the need to have a global agreement on migration, "a map, a navigation letter with policies and commitments of all countries to guarantee the fundamental rights of people in human mobility. "he explained.
He said that, apart from the people who are "expelled" from their countries by different conflicts, there is the issue of "climatic migrants", as he called people who must leave their places of origin due to climate issues.
"We hope Egypt will continue with these three issues that are of enormous importance for Ecuador," he said adding that in the G77 + China, Ecuador also positioned its commitment to build a new Human Rights Treaty, "a binding instrument that regulates the operation of transnational companies in relation to human rights ".
In September 2016, Ecuador was unanimously appointed, president pro tempore of the G77 + China Group, during the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization.
The meeting had as witness of honor the Secretary General of the UN Assembly, Ban Ki Moon and the president of the 71st General Assembly of the UN, Peter Thomson.
The G77 + China, the most important management group that has representation in the UN, was created on June 15, 1964 and was initially formed by 77 countries, although today the number of its members amounts to 134.
Its objective is to strengthen its bonds of economic and political cooperation, and to create improved conditions for common negotiation within the United Nations.
Speaking about other international commitments, the minister said that, in addition to the transfer of the group's presidency to Egypt, there is a summit of foreign ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) with China, in Santiago de Chile, scheduled for The end of this month.
He also indicated that they are preparing a meeting of Amazon presidents in Ecuador, although the date has not yet been specified.