Peru FA Min: TIAR measures must lead to peaceful solution in Venezuela

19:06 | Bogota (Colombia), Dec. 3.

Peruvian Foreign Affairs Minister Gustavo Meza-Cuadra on Tuesday reaffirmed that "Peru has supported and supports all actions aimed at favoring a peaceful, democratic, and constitutional solution to the situation in Venezuela, led by Venezuelans themselves."

The cabinet member made these remarks during the consultation meeting of foreign affairs ministers of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR), which takes place in the Colombian capital city of Bogota.

"The measures adopted within the framework of the TIAR should not be understood as an end in themselves, but rather as tools to fulfill the shared principles in the hemispheric sphere and contribute to a peaceful, as well as democratic solution to the Venezuelan crisis," he expressed.

At the event, ministers seek to activate entry and transit restrictions and due diligence measures in financial matters for 27 people associated with the illegitimate regime of Nicolas Maduro.


The invocation of the TIAR concerning the Venezuelan crisis began last September during the United Nations General Assembly, when several nations committed —through a resolution— to identify and sanction the people and entities —linked to illegal activities, corruption, or human rights violations— that are associated with Maduro.

In order to approve any measure, it is necessary for at least 13 —out of the 19 TIAR countries— to vote in favor of the proposal to pressure the Maduro regime.

Although the TIAR contemplates the "use of the armed force," that route is not even on the table since the Lima Group countries have ruled it out and bet on economic and diplomatic measures.


Published: 12/3/2019
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