Venezuela Qualifies as “Triumph of Peace” the Rectification of 10 of the 12 Countries of the Lima Group

Nicolas Maduro extended the deadline until Monday for the rectification of Canada and Paraguay, which have not yet modified their position on the territorial jurisdiction of Venezuela.

As “triumph of Venezuela for peace” was described this Saturday by the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, the rectification of ten of the twelve countries that signed the declaration of the self-appointed Lima Group, resorting to the call of Nicolás Maduro, with respect to modify its position with regard to point 9 of their declaration published on January 4.

“So far we must say that of the twelve countries that dared to sign this document, ten countries have rectified,” said Arreaza, referring to the Government of Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Brazil, Peru, Saint Lucia, Honduras and Colombia.

Paraguay and Canada still haven’t, so the Government of Venezuela extended the possibility until Monday.

“To err is human and to rectify is wise,” said the foreign minister who, at a press conference, read part of each of the communiqués and notes sent by the countries that rectified their initial stance.

“For more differences, for more political attacks against Venezuela and its Government, (the nations that rectified ) have been able to ponder the differences and have achieved that diplomacy and respect for international law are paramount, and that we can not put the security of our region at risk.

The Venezuelan Foreign Minister described paragraph nine as” infamous, rude and in violation of international law”. The 48-hour period demanded by President Maduro to modify his position on that point of the document was fulfilled by most of the signatories.

In addition, Jorge Arreza, reiterated the proposal made by Nicolás Maduro to hold a summit of the CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) to deal with the issue of Venezuela. “There would go (President Maduro) with the truth of Venezuela, to answer what he has to answer with the legitimacy that the Venezuelan people have given him.”

Also, the Venezuelan politician asked for support from Latin American governments to facilitate the dialogue, the understanding and peace, over interfering declarations and interference in internal affairs of countries.

Source URL: Telesur

Translated by JRE/AR

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