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President of Venezuela spoke with the UN High Commissioner


President of Venezuela spoke with the UN High Commissioner

Caracas, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held a meeting today with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (DDHH), Volker Türk.

Participating in the meeting at the Miraflores Palace, seat of Government, was the first combatant and deputy to the National Assembly, Cilia Flores, Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Yván Gil, and Larry Devoe, executive secretary of the National Human Rights Council.

Türk arrived yesterday in the Bolivarian Republic on an official visit, which will conclude tomorrow with a press conference, and during this Friday he spoke with members of civil society and public authorities such as the Ombudsman Alfredo Ruíz.

The UN official and the Venezuelan foreign minister renewed the Memorandum of Understanding between the parties, signed in 2019, during a meeting with Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez.

This document establishes the presence in the country of officials of that Office to support public institutions with technical assistance.

The visit obeys to an invitation from President Nicolás Maduro and will be carried out under the existing mechanisms for constructive dialogue, cooperation and technical assistance between Venezuela and the High Commissioner for Human Rights, indicated a statement from the Executive.

This Friday, in addition, Türk met at the Legislative Palace with the president of the National Assembly (Parliament) Jorge Rodríguez.

The legislator wrote on his Twitter account that he reiterated his government’s position for constructive dialogue, “under respect and protection of the human rights of our people.”

The day before, the United Nations official spoke with the Venezuelan foreign minister, a meeting in which they reviewed the progress of the Bolivarian government, and “Venezuela conveyed the need to lift the illegal sanctions that cause so much damage to the rights of the people.”

Before Türk’s arrival, the Bolivarian Executive insisted on its unwavering commitment to human rights and its willingness to hold a broad dialogue with the High Commissioner, with the aim of continuing to strengthen the protection and guarantee of the rights of all Venezuelans.


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