Havana, cuba.-Cuba will defend principles such as self-determination, independence and sovereignty at the 17th Summit of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (NAM), scheduled from today until September 18 in Venezuela, diplomatic sources asserted.

According to Foreign Ministry Director for Multilateral Issues and International Law, Pedro Nuñez, during the meeting, Cuba will speak against non-conventional wars and the economic order imposed in the world.

During an interview with Cubaminrex, the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Nuñez specified that his country would reject the unilateral coercive measures and the economic, trade and financial blockade of Cuba by the United States for more than 50 years.

He will also denounce the US occupation of a territory in the southeastern province of Guantanamo, where Washington maintains a military base and a prison, against the will of the Cuban Government and people.

Nuñez recalled that at the summit, which will be hosted by Margarita Island, Cuba would present a firm stance about peace defense, international security, the fostering of nuclear disarmament, and social and economic development.