Foreign Minister Arreaza rejects blatant pronouncements from the US, Colombia and Chile before triumph in Human Rights Council

The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, repudiated the position assumed by the governments of Chile, Colombia and the United States, before the overwhelming victory of the Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace and Venezuela’s entry to the UN Human Rights Council.

With a total of 105 votes, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela obtained on Thursday one of the vacancies available for Latin America and the Caribbean for the 2020-2022 period of the Council.

“In Venezuela, they don’t command us from the Pentagon, the White House or the United States Embassy. We are free and we will never be slaves, no matter the cost” wrote the FM in his Twitter account @jaarreaza, referring to a disrespectful statement of the US government, which questions the credibility of the Human Rights Council and the will of the member states of the international body that voted in support of the Bolivarian Government.

The Venezuelan diplomat also condemned the immoral pronouncement of the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Colombia, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, “seeing a representative of the Colombian oligarchy questioning third parties in the field of human rights, is the impudence at its best”, he said.

He also regretted the publication of Chile’s Foreign Minister, Teodoro Ribera Neumann, which demonstrates a clear subordination of this country to Washington’s interests.

“It is unfortunate that some governments cartelized against Venezuela, including yours, have subordinated themselves to Washington in such a way that they insist on destroying the Latin American Peace Zone, violating the most elementary principles of International Law”, he said.

After belonging to two consecutive periods, 2013-2015 and 2016-2018, and complying with the textual ordinances of membership: “the members of the Council serve for a period of three years and are not eligible for immediate re-election after serving two consecutive terms”, The South American country once again assumes its seat in the international concertation space.

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