European Union External Action

Venezuela: High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell met with Juan Guaidó, President of the National Assembly of Venezuela

Brussels, 22/01/2020 - 16:13, UNIQUE ID: 200122_2
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Today, High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell met with Juan Guaidó, President of the National Assembly of Venezuela. They discussed the further aggravation of the situation in Venezuela.

They referred to the ongoing acts by the Government against the democratic functioning of the National Assembly and its members. They both underlined the urgent need for a concerted approach both amongst the actors in Venezuela and within the international community for a meaningful political process.

The High Representative/Vice President expressed the EU’s strong support for the National Assembly, as the only democratically elected body in Venezuela, and for Juan Guaidó as its legitimate President. HR/VP Borrell reiterated the EU’s commitment to support a genuine process towards a peaceful and democratic resolution of the crisis, based on credible and transparent presidential and legislative elections. He also called for the opposition to work together in this process. HR/VP Borrell underlined that the EU remains by the side of the Venezuelan people both inside and outside the country.

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