Foreign Minister Arreaza holds meeting with Delegation of the American Council for Peace
From the Simón Bolívar Room in Caracas, located in the headquarters of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, a meeting was held on Monday between the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, and the delegation of the US Council for peace.
The meeting framed in an agenda of solidarity with Venezuela and demonstrating the reality of the country, was propitious for the Venezuelan Foreign Minister to expose the policy of political, economic, diplomatic and media siege exercised by the United States government against the South American nation.
The delegation, made up of 13 political activists from the United States and Canada, who will stay between March 10 and 15 of this year, plan to collect specific information on media manipulations and sabotage against Venezuela.
On these points, the former vice presidential candidate of the United States, Ajamu Baraka, commented that the majority of Americans do not agree with the hostile policies of Donald Trump. Similarly, he expressed his support for the Venezuelan people.
“We are in Venezuela to express our solidarity with the Venezuelan people (…) should know that the majority of Americans are not aligned with Donald Trump’s hostile policy”, Baraka said.
Along the same lines, peace activist Sara Flounders took the opportunity to denounce the attempts of war that the United States has made against the Venezuelan Government.
“We denounce the attempted war against Venezuela (…) we are intensifying all our efforts so that the world and all schools in the United States will know what is happening in Venezuela. I call for you to join and express the voice of Venezuela”, added the activist.
Margaret Flowers, pediatrician and member of the board of the Green Party, said for her part “to be happy to be in Venezuela, to be able to share what is happening in the South American country and to counteract the actions of blockade and siege”. We are here in struggle! said Flowers.
For his part, the war veteran, Daniel Shea, recalled the horrors of the war and what happened when the United States intervenes in countries.
“When I see that the United States intervenes in a country, it is as if someone intervened in my heart (…) we do not want another Vietnam. I have seen the enemy and it is us”, he said.
The secretary of the US Council Organization also attended the meeting. for peace, Bahman Azad; the president of the National Board of Veterans for Peace, Gerry Condon; the president of the International Women’s League for Peace and Freedom (Wilpf, USA), Darien De Lu; the pediatrician and member of the Green Party board, Margaret Flowers; the secretary of the World Council for Peace, Mark Burton, the co-director of the Popular Resistance Organization, Kevin Zeese; the Canadian journalist and human rights activist, Eva Bartlett; the leader of the Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) movement, Sarah Martin and the political activist of the Communist Party of Canada, Miguel Figueroa.