Minrex Declaration on Venezuela

Jun 7, 2018 by

Statement by Eugenio Martínez Enríquez, Director-General for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba

International Press Center
Havana, Cuba
June 7th. 9:30 AM
Good morning.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cubac strongly condemns the Resolution on the Situation in Venezuela, adopted at the 48th General Assembly of the OAS, held on 5 June 2018, which constitutes an unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is contrary to international law and strict observance of the Purposes and Principles of the Charter of the United Nations, including the peaceful settlement of disputes, the prohibition of the use and threat of use of force, respect for self-determination, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and non-interference in the internal affairs of each country.

The adopted resolution does not contribute to the dialogue in Venezuela. As the pressure exerted by several OAS member states is well known, they prevented an agreement between the Venezuelan government and the opposition.

The government of the United States has no moral authority, other than the discredited Organization of American States, to provide lessons in democracy and human rights. The position of a large number of countries that did not lend themselves to supporting this resolution should be highlighted.

We demand respect for the sovereignty and self-determination of the Venezuelan people, as expressed in the results of the elections of 20 May last, in accordance with the legal system of that country and the sovereign decision of its people.

The resolution calls on the member countries of the OAS to take measures to destabilize order in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which means incitement to violence and the imposition of sanctions and unilateral coercive measures, which generate difficulties, cause damage to the Venezuelan people, are incompatible with the principles of international law and are contrary to the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace.

Faced with this step taken by several states in the OAS, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates its firm support for the Bolivarian and Chavista Revolution, for the civil-military union of the Venezuelan people and for their legitimate and democratic government, led by the constitutional president Nicolás Maduro Moros.

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