Vice-minister Gil meets with diplomatic representatives before organizations based in The Hague

As part of a European tour, Vice-minister for Europe, Yván Gil, held a meeting on Monday with representatives of the diplomatic corps, representatives of international organizations based in The Hague and the media, which took place at the headquarters of the permanent mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the OPCW-CPI and other organizations, under the responsibility of Ambassador Haifa Aissami.

The meeting was attended by representatives of several countries including Russia, China, Mexico, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Vietnam, El Salvador, Burundi, Sri Lanka, Syria, Bangladesh, Laos, Indonesia, Pakistan, Lebanon, Kuwait, India, United Arab Emirates, Palestine , Cuba, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, South Africa, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, South Korea, Nigeria, Algeria, Yemen, Switzerland, Romania – who holds the rotating Presidency of the European Union, among others; representatives of the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the International Organization for Migration, the Special Court for Lebanon and the Deputy Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Vice-minister Gil reported in relation to the latest political events in Venezuela, and detailed the position of the Venezuelan authorities regarding the economic situation in the country, as well as the consequences of the arbitrary and illegal economic sanctions and the financial blockade executed against the country. He also referred to the arguments that dismantle the matrix of the alleged humanitarian crisis and denounced the military intervention plans of the United States in Venezuela.

The diplomat took the opportunity to report on the repeated calls for dialogue made by the constitutional president Nicolas Maduro Moros and the willingness of the Bolivarian Government to dialogue with the different sectors of the country and the opposition in a respectful and constructive context. He also reiterated the importance of finding a peaceful solution to the current crisis, always within the legal and constitutional framework, since the problems of Venezuelans must be solved by Venezuelans.

Similarly, Vice-minister Gil referred to the Montevideo Mechanism, an initiative that emerged from the sister countries of Mexico and Uruguay and which was joined by the Caribbean Community (Caricom), which was presented on February 6 in the city from Montevideo, Uruguay. He stressed that at the present time it is waiting for the Venezuelan opposition to join, with the assurance that such an initiative will contribute to the social peace of Venezuela and the world.

Likewise, he pointed out that Venezuela and a significant group of countries raised an initiative at the headquarters of the United Nations on February 13 to defend the principles of the fundamental Charter of the United Nations.

Finally, the diplomat called on the member states of the United Nations to join in the defense of international law as the only guarantee for the peaceful coexistence of humanity while thanking the support and solidarity with Venezuela.

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