The Government of Venezuela defends the option of dialogue with the opposition to settle political differences in peace, in the face of external pressures to boycott this process.
The Foreign Ministry issued a statement yesterday in rejection of the interventionist statements of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, who threatened new unilateral coercive measures against the South American nation.
According to the document, the head of European diplomacy “goes to the interference in internal affairs and professes unacceptable threats (…), approaching more the aggressive positions of the US Government than the efforts to reach a peaceful understanding between the main actors Venezuelan politicians. ”
“While in Venezuela and the world there are voices condemning the criminal blockade (…), the European Union uses these measures as a mechanism of political extortion and as a defense and justification to favor those responsible for political crimes and those who make appeals for an intervention foreign military “in the country, indicated the text.
The statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged the European bloc to maintain a position of respect and constructive balance, as well as to desist in its attempts to obstruct the peaceful solution mechanisms promoted by the Venezuelan authorities, through political talks with sectors of the opposition .
In turn, the Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez, demanded respect for the sovereignty of Venezuela before the interventionist declarations of the high representative of the European Union.
Jorge Rodríguez heads the delegation of the Venezuelan government that arrived in Barbados on Monday to develop a new round of talks to seek a negotiated solution to the political crisis of the South American nation. Upon his arrival in the Caribbean nation, Rodríguez affirmed through the communication platform that the Bolivarian Executive maintains “the fundamental approach of President Nicolás Maduro, a permanent dialogue for peace, (…) the coexistence and the constitutional and democratic resolution of the political controversies. ” “No longer the file of violence, resort to exits outside the Constitution; We continue with the words of Pope Francis so that we can resolve the controversies at this dialogue table (…) through peaceful means, “the minister added.
Arreaza thus responded to the statements of a spokeswoman of the North American Department of State, about which “any discussion on a transition must include the departure of Maduro as a previous condition for the elections”. In this regard, the owner also rejected the recent call made by the authorities of Peru, to develop an international conference to discuss the Venezuelan situation from the self-appointed Group of Lima, spearhead in the political and diplomatic siege against the Government of Nicolás Maduro . The governments subordinated to the United States deny the opportunity to establish peace and understanding in Venezuela by interfering in the process of political dialogue, said Arreaza, and assured that such actions “are destined to fail”