EU | Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the latest events in Venezuela

Pressrelase European Council Council of the European Union

We strongly renew our call for the restoration of democracy through free, transparent and credible presidential elections. The EU, through the International Contact Group, stands ready to support this process.

The worsening of the living conditions in Venezuela associated with the multidimensional crisis that hit the country is impacting an increasingly higher number of Venezuelans.

The refusal of the regime to recognise the humanitarian emergency is leading to an escalation of tensions. There are worrying reports of unrest, acts of violence and a growing number of victims, in particular in the border areas and among the Pemon indigenous community.

We strongly call on law enforcement and security bodies to show restraint, avoid use of force and allow for the entry of aid. We repudiate the use of irregular armed groups to intimidate civilians and lawmakers who have mobilised to distribute assistance.

The European Union has already committed more than 60 million euros in 2018/19 in humanitarian and development aid, aimed at alleviating the suffering of the most vulnerable. We recall our commitment to help those in need for as long as it takes, to scale up this assistance and to work on stronger and more inclusive coordination mechanisms under the leadership of the relevant UN agencies in full accordance with the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.

The origins of the ongoing crisis in Venezuela are political and institutional, hence the solution can only be a political one. We reiterate our firm rejection and condemnation of violence and of any initiatives that can further destabilise the region.

The Venezuelan people have already suffered a lot. It is high time to let them decide their future. We strongly renew our call for the restoration of democracy through free, transparent and credible presidential elections. The EU, through the International Contact Group, stands ready to support this process.

Bron: Pressrelase European Council Council of the European Union

5 Reacties op “EU | Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the latest events in Venezuela

  1. Van de AP (waarschijnlijk vanwege een verzoek van de VS om een UN resolutie):
    China rebukes foreign opponents of Maduro
    AP: 9 a.m.
    China’s foreign ministry has issued a rebuke to foreign opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, saying China opposes “intervention by external forces in the internal affairs of Venezuela.”

    Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang says China “also opposes using the so-called humanitarian aid to serve political ends and stir up instability and even turmoil in Venezuela and its neighborhood, which is not in the interests of any party.”

    He said in a statement Monday that China urges both the ruling and opposition parties to seek solutions through dialogue within the framework of the constitution and laws, and calls on the international community “to do things that are truly conducive to the country’s stability, economic development, and the improvement of its people’s livelihood” while respecting Venezuala’s sovereignty.
    https://apnews.com/3f707a43a03b4d728fb1dc54aca4d947

  2. Ook in de context van ‘herinneren aan’ blijft het een zwaktebod. Maar goed, met de op handen zijnde BREXIT en nu ook onenigheid tussen Frankrijk en Italië is het waarschijnlijk beter ‘to let the Venezuelan people decide their own future’.

  3. Koekoeloeres

    verb
    1.
    bring (a fact, event, or situation) back into one’s mind; remember.
    “I can still vaguely recall being taken to the hospital”
    synoniemen: remember, recollect, call to mind, think of; Meer

  4. To recall

  5. Hey, European Council Council of the European Union ‘to tecall’ betekend intrekken, terug roepen.

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