The African Union (AU) expressed its support for Nicolás Maduro, as legitimate elected president of Venezuela, a country that is going through a growing political crisis. “The vice president of the African Union, Thomas Kwesi Quartey, sent a message of solidarity with the people of Venezuela and support for the constitutional president Nicolás Maduro,” the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote in a message on its Twitter account.
The AU is a political bloc of 55 African states, created on May 26, 2001 in Addis Ababa and began operating on July 9, 2002 in Durban (South Africa) to replace the Organization for African Unity (OAU).
The African Union sent its message of solidarity with the Government of Maduro through the Venezuelan ambassador in Ethiopia, Modesto Ruíz, mentions the note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the South American country.
The vice president of the African Union (AU), Thomas Kwesi Quartey, sent a message of solidarity with the people of Venezuela and support for the constitutional president Nicolás Maduro, reported the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Marches in support of the Venezuelan Government in Mali, Tunisia and Namibia
The Government of Caracas continues to receive expressions of solidarity in the face of opposition coup plans, led by Juan Guaidó, head of the National Assembly (AN) of the Bolivarian Republic (in contempt since 2016), who enjoys US support, and several of its allies.
In this context, demonstrations in favor of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela against the external aggression in the African countries of Mali, Tunisia and Namibia were recorded on Wednesday.
In addition to expressing support for Nicolás Maduro to confront Guaidó’s attempts to enter the Miraflores Palace, with the permission of the US, the African protesters denounced “the repetitive and savage attempts of a coup d’état, which is plotting the American imperialism,” in Venezuela.
Venezuela has been living turbulent days since January 23, when Guaidó proclaimed himself interim president of the country, despite Maduro’s second term starting on January 10, after being elected at the polls on May 20.
As revealed by the US news agency The Associated Press (AP), Guaidó prepared the attempted coup in Venezuela on secret trips to the US, Colombia and Brazil, and has the personal support of the US president.
Countries such as Bolivia, Cuba, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, Iran, China and Syria have announced their full support to Venezuela in the face of the coup attempt.
Translated by JRE/AR