The interim president and the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, spoke on Tuesday afternoon with the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. The president in charge stressed that the call is part of the strategies with the allied governments to “increase the pressure on the regime.”
“We were talking with the Secretary of State, also this afternoon with the Canadian Chancellor, as part of the international alliances agenda in order to rescue democracy. The legitimate dialogue of Venezuela has the Government in charge “Guaidó said.
“We are seeking to increase pressure on the regime, but also to seek alternatives to the complex humanitarian emergency, with the Covax system for vaccination and care for migrants,” said the interim president on some of the issues he had with Blinker.
On the call, the White House State Department issued a statement: “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with the interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó. Secretary Blinken highlighted the importance of the return to democracy in Venezuela through free and fair elections “.
“Blinken described our efforts to work with like-minded allies, including the European Union, the Lima Group, the Organization of American States and the International Contact Group, to increase multilateral pressure and push for a peaceful and democratic transition. Secretary Blinken and Interim President Guaidó discussed the urgent humanitarian needs in Venezuela that have forced nearly 5.5 million Venezuelans to flee Venezuela, and Secretary Blinken applauded the efforts to find solutions to alleviate their suffering and pledged the continued support of the United States, “added the text posted on the official website.
For its part, the Communication Center of the interim government of Venezuela, highlighted that a statement that “Guaidó thanked Secretary Blinken for the support given to the Venezuelan people and the strong relationship that has been generated between Venezuela and the United States.”
“President Guaidó expressed to Secretary Blinken the commitment of his government to work in cooperation with the United States and other allies to end the suffering of our nation by significantly increasing humanitarian assistance for the people of Venezuela, overcoming the permanent obstruction of the dictatorship of Venezuela. Maduro, who has systematically used humanitarian aid as a weapon and blackmail against the people of Venezuela, “the letter added.
“President Guaidó and Secretary Blinken agreed to work with the international community to achieve free, fair and transparent presidential and parliamentary elections, in accordance with international standards” concludes the text.
“Today the interim Venezuelan president @jguaido and I spoke of our unwavering support for democracy in Venezuela and our efforts to improve the lives of the Venezuelan people, “published the Secretary of State of the United States in his account on the social network Twitter.
Joe Biden has highlighted that he maintains his support for Guaidó as interim president of the Republic. His administration has also highlighted that it is not evaluating lifting the sanctions on the Nicolás Maduro regime until a negotiation is reached to solve the crisis facing Venezuela.
The United States maintains its position of pressure to achieve a transition in Venezuela that will lead to the holding of free elections in the country. For this, a framework for the transition has been proposed in which it is expressed how a political change should unfold.
Juan Guaidó also spoke with Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau on Tuesday. They addressed issues such as human rights, the political crisis, humanitarian assistance and the public health situation.
At the meeting, Guaidó thanked the firm support that Canada has given to Venezuelans and the interim government for the restoration of democracy in the country.
Garneau said: “We will continue to support and work for the restoration of democracy and republican freedom in Venezuela. Mr. President, Canada is your friend ”.