President Maduro and Michelle Bachelet Hold Video Conference

On Wednesday, March 3, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held a video conference with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. In the session they discussed Venezuelan COVID-19 policies and the negative effects of sanctions against Venezuela .

A summary of the video-conference was also published by the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza.

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“We accompanied President @NicolasMaduro in a cordial meeting with the High Commissioner for Human Rights @mbachelet,” wrote Arreaza. “They discussed the progress in cooperation with her Office, the negative impact of the sanctions and our policy to control COVID-19.”

Wednesday, March 3, Arreaza also published a statement by which “Venezuela categorically rejects the renewal of the illegal executive order under which the US government applies unilateral coercive measures as part of the of its policy of cruel and systematic aggression against the Venezuelan people.”

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Following the meeting between President Nicolás Maduro and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, increased progress in Venezuela’s COVID-19 policy is expected.

Michelle Bachelet Jeria assumed the position of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on September 1, 2018. This office was created in 1993. Bachelet is the seventh Commissioner in office.

 

Featured image: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro held a video conference with UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. Photo courtesy of Prensa Presidencial.

(RedRadioVE) by Patricia Ferrer

Translation: Orinoco Tribune

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