Sanchez calls for respect of rights, freedom at Ibero-America summit
Madrid, Nov 15 (EFE).- Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez called on Monday for the consolidation of democracy and respect of human rights, freedom and legal security in the Ibero-America region.
“Democracy, respect for the social and democratic rule of law, human rights, legal security, institutionalism and freedoms are tasks that summon us all,” he said, adding there was still a lot of work to be done in the territory in these regards.
Sanchez spoke on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Ibero-American summits held in Madrid, presided over by Spain’s King Felipe VI and conducted by the Efe Agency president, Gabriela Cañas.
For Sanchez, the Ibero-American summits are “the best expression of the bond of brotherhood” that unites the countries that participate in them and are “a success story” because of their continuity despite the profound changes and differences in ideologies throughout the region.
“We are a united community that goes beyond strategy and we share bonds of which we are very proud and which constitute one of our best and most valuable symbols of identity,” he said.
The summits are a valuable forum that must be preserved and enriched, Sanchez added, and that should focus on challenges such as climate change, recovery and digitalization.
“It is essential to advance in the elimination of poverty, in the fight against the inequality that permeates all societies,” he added. EFE