Venezuela urges the French government to respect article 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, objected before the pronouncement of the government of the French Republic regarding the Protest Note delivered last Monday to the ambassador of the European country in Caracas, Romain Nadal, and denounced the conduct of the French diplomat which repeatedly violates the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
In this regard, he considered it necessary to “refresh the Ministry of Foreign Relations of France about the text of article 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations”, which obliges diplomatic representatives to “not interfere in the internal affairs of the receiving State”.
Es menester refrescar al Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores de Francia el texto del artículo 41 de la Convención de Viena sobre Relaciones Diplomáticas. La conducta de su embajador en Caracas contraviene recurrentemente la Convención. No valen pretextos, ni explicaciones absurdas. pic.twitter.com/kXbhnckBgp
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) February 19, 2020
The People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, through the Vice-ministry for Europe, delivered last Monday a Protest Note addressed to the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Relations of the French Republic, which condemns and rejects the behavior assumed by the French ambassador accredited in the country, Romain Nadal.
The French diplomat, on February 11, prepared to receive at the Maiquetía International Airport “Simón Bolívar” the opposition deputy Juan Guaidó, even when the parliamentarian violated a court order that prohibited his departure from the country.
Ambassador Romain Nadal presented his credentials to President Nicolás Maduro in August 2017, but he has repeatedly assumed an interference attitude in the internal affairs of Venezuela and has backed an unconstitutional process that aims to overthrow the Venezuelan Government.