Foreign Minister Arreaza holds talks with the UN Secretary General

The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, spoke this Monday with the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, to whom he thanked for his firm rejection of an escalation of violence in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The conversation took place a day after the Venezuelan government denounced an attempt to disembark mercenary groups on the coasts of La Guaira state, in the center-north of the country, which intended to carry out actions against authorities of the Venezuelan state and against the peace of the nation.

“At the president’s instructions, I spoke with the UN Secretary General. We thank António Guterres for his firm rejection of an escalation of violence in the country. He called for dialogue and peace, in the face of mercenary aggressions planned in Colombia”, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister detailed in his Twitter account @jaarreaza.

The UN opposes any escalation in Venezuela and all contradictions should be resolved through political dialogue, the organization’s Secretary General spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, declared at a press conference on May 4.

In a Telematic Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), President Nicolás Maduro denounced on Monday the attempted invasion of Venezuela; and revealed that the operation was planned and coordinated with the governments of Colombia and the United States.

The Venezuelan authorities, this Monday, announced the arrest of 8 other people linked to “Operation Gideon”, as the frustrated incursion on May 3 was called.

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