This Wednesday the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, held a virtual meeting to discuss specific issues regarding the advancement and work done on human Rights issues by the Venezuelan State.
Fructífera reunión de trabajo entre el Presidente @NicolasMaduro y la Alta Comisionada de DDHH de la #ONU @mbachelet. Avanzamos en la cooperación con su Oficina en Ginebra y su equipo en Venezuela. Un diálogo constructivo, respetuoso por la garantía de los DDHH de nuestro pueblo pic.twitter.com/HP20yRMaUC
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) September 30, 2020
The meeting was propitious for the Venezuelan head of state to show her the importance of the report “The Truth of Venezuela Against Infamy” in matters of human rights, as the nation continues to be active in all UN spaces, “in defense of multilateralism, respect for International Law and Peace,” said the Foreign Affairs Minister, Jorge Arreaza in a message posted on his twitter account.
In this sense, the top Venezuelan diplomat stated that progress was made in cooperation with her Office in Geneva and her team in Venezuela, through, he said, “a constructive dialogue, respectful for the guarantee of the human rights of our people.”
The Venezuelan president in recent days had announced this meeting, in the context of an invitation which was supported by the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, agreed after the publishing of a controversial report of an “independent” UN mission, which accused the Venezuelan State of violating human rights using a flawed methodology with a clear political bias, pushing some Venezuelan officials to label it as obnoxious.
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