The ambassador of Mexico to the OAS, Jorge Lomónaco, asked to review the “delicate situation” of the international support for the parliamentarian, who was sworn in as “president in charge.”
The government of Mexico on Thursday asked the Organization of American States (OAS) to review the legal status of the nomination of Juan Guaidó as president of Venezuela.
Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco, representative of Mexico before the OAS, asked the General Secretariat of the organization to review the legal implications of Guaidó’s self-proclamation as “interim president” and the non recognition of Nicolás Maduro as legitimate president by some countries in the region.
“We think it is necessary to clarify the legal status derived from the appointment of the interim president, appointed by the National Assembly of Venezuela, and the samples of international recognition and support he has received,” said Lomónaco, quoted by El Financiero.
The Mexican ambassador asked the agency to consider “all the relevant legal instruments and the consequences for the future operation” of the organization, after the meeting convened by Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the United States and Peru to discuss “the recent events in Venezuela.”
Mexico and Uruguay call for dialogue
The governments of Mexico and Uruguay called Thursday to “reduce tensions and prevent an escalation of violence that could aggravate the situation.”
In a joint statement, the chancelleries proposed “a new process of inclusive and credible negotiation, with full respect for the rule of law and human rights” to resolve the crisis in Venezuela.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Friday that he is “in agreement” with the “dialogue initiative” of Mexico and Uruguay.
I am willing to talk […] I am in agreement and ready with a diplomatic initiative for dialogue, understanding and agreement, “said the Venezuelan president, during his participation in the opening of the judicial year, at the seat of the Tribunal Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), in Caracas.
Translated by JRE/AR