The Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia was witness to the welcome event on the 16th of December organised by Brazilian authorities for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence.
Present at the event were Ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Benin, Cape Verde, Greece, Israel, Libya, Morrocco, Mauritania, Mozambique, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Thailand and representatives from the Embassies of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Cuba, Lebanon, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Russia and Zimbabwe.
Everardo Aguiar, President of Amigos da Paz, thanked everyone present for coming, highlighting the participation of the social organisations in the preparation of activities related to the passage of the World March.
National Spokesperson, Alexandre Sammogini, underlined the need to reaffirm the Treaty of Tlatelolco, maintaining Brazil as a denuclearised zone and to advance in the direction of reducing military spending.
The Minister of Human Rights, Paulo Vanucci, welcomed the World March, congratulating the Marchers’ representative and the many organisations that have worked together in the multiple activities planned in these days throughout the country. Before leaving, he promised those present that he would personally ask President Lula for his endorsement.