President of Venezuela highlights willingness to dialogue with EU
Caracas, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, highlighted the will of the Bolivarian Government to keep open channels of political and diplomatic dialogue with the European Union, based on mutual understanding.
During an act of promotion of military commanders, the president ratified the decision to rescind the expulsion of the ambassador of the community bloc in Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, announced last June 29 in response to interventionist actions by the regional entity.
Through a joint statement issued this Thursday by the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry and the European Foreign Action Service, the parties agreed on the need to maintain the framework of diplomatic relations.
In a telephone conversation, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, and the high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, indicated that in current circumstances, bilateral cooperation can facilitate the paths of political dialogue.
'It seems to me the best, it corresponds to what we seek, that the world listen to the truth of Venezuela and the European Union come to an understanding, and there is a deep rectification of the role they have played in relation to Venezuela,' said the chief. of State.
Maduro stressed that this decision represents an opportunity for dialogue and understanding, based on the agreement to promote diplomatic contacts at the highest level, in the framework of sincere cooperation and respect for international law.
On June 29 last, the President of Venezuela had given Ambassador Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa 72 hours to leave the country, in response to restrictive measures issued by the European Union against 11 Venezuelan officials, in line with the hostile policy of the United States against the South American nation.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Arreaza said that the Caracas authorities hope that there will be some positive gesture from the regional entity in the face of the alleged sanctions against representatives of Venezuelan state institutions.
In telephone contact with the multinational chain Telesur, Arreaza said that the line of the Bolivarian Revolution was again imposed, marked by the commitment to raise the level of bilateral relations and promote strategic cooperation.
The minister also highlighted the invitation issued to the European Union to play a constructive role in the face of the parliamentary elections planned in Venezuela for December 2020.
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