Chamber of Deputies of Chile urges President Piñera to reject eventual military intervention in Venezuela

The Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Chile recently approved two resolutions in the field of international relations, which contents refer to threats of military intervention against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the situation of violence in the Republic of Colombia.

Specifically, in resolution 227, the organ asks President Sebastián Piñera that through the Minister of Foreign Affairs “the Chilean people’s rejection of an eventual military intervention in Venezuela be manifested, in consideration of transcended which indicates that President Donald Trump would evaluate that option”.

In the same way, it urges the government of the United States to respect peace and to comply with the principles of international law of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other States, respect for the self-determination of peoples and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

This resolution was approved by 75 votes in favor, three against and 24 abstentions.

With regard to Colombia, the Chamber of Deputies requested the Chilean president -in its resolution 228- that, through the Minister of Foreign Affairs, “the rejection of the systematic assassinations of social leaders be declared to the Colombian government”.

The legislative body appealed to the outgoing government of Juan Manuel Santos as well as the incoming of Ivan Duque, to reinforce the corresponding measures to end these crimes and take the appropriate legal actions.

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