Peru: FA Ministers condemn breakdown of democracy in Venezuela

ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia

18:03 | Lima, Aug. 8.

Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Americas agreed to condemn the fracture of democracy, the violation of human rights and fundamental liberties in Venezuela, and not to recognize the decisions emerged from its recently-sworn in Constituent Assembly.

Likewise, diplomats expressed their energetic rejection of violence and the use of force in the Bolivarian country.

The agreement was reached at the Americas Foreign Affairs meeting held on Tuesday at Torre Tagle Palace in Lima, Peru.

The event saw the presence of 17 government officials, including hosting nation's Foreign Affairs Minister Ricardo Luna and President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Approved at the event, the Declaration of Lima includes expressing support and solidarity with Venezuela's democratically-elected National Assembly.

As is known, the Inca nation had convened this audience as a result of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly election imposed by President Nicolas Maduro.

According to Minister Luna, the Venezuelan crisis is "not about a bilateral problem but a regional one."


Published: 8/8/2017
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