“We have a Neutrality Treaty”: Panama Authorities to Venezuela (Soybean Vessel)

The Panama Canal will continue to authorize the passage of vessels to Venezuela, after the most recent unilateral coercive measures applied by the United States against the South American country. The besieged nation must only comply with the corresponding requirements and payments.

“We have a neutrality treaty that was also signed by the United States. We have to be governed by that,” said the authority of the Panama Canal, Jorge Quijano, who also said that Panama will not respond to pressures on those who use the interoceanic passage.

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On August 7, the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, denounced the retention of a ship with 25,000 tons of soybeans in the Panama Canal because of the US blockade.

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“No ship is being held,” was the response of the Panama Canal, via Twitter, to the complaint of the Venezuelan vice president who was supported by the note received by the soybean supplier (also posted in her twitter account) where he was required to change the destination port.

Featured image: Stock image -Employees are seen in a tugboat at the Pedro Miguel lock on the pacific side of the Panama Canal in Panama City January 28, 2013. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo

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Translated by JRE/EF