According to the Vice Presidency statement, “the authorities highlighted their condition as sovereign, free and independent states and reviewed bilateral relations aiming to recover the level of relationship between both nations”
- Diplomacy Controversial trip in search of a “political solution” in Venezuela
As scheduled, the vice president Delcy Rodriguez today held an “important meeting” in Caracas with Cristina Gallach, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, the first high-level appointment after the famous Delcygate at Barajas airport. A meeting “on the occasion of celebrating the 176th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries,” as reflected by the Bolivarian government on its social networks.
According to the Vice Presidency statement, “the authorities highlighted their condition as sovereign, free and independent states and reviewed bilateral relations aiming to recover the level of relationship between both nations.” They also participated in the meeting Juan Fernandez Wheat, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Spain, and the General Director for Ibero-America and the Caribbean, Rafael Garranzo.
“Respect, non-interference and real cooperation must characterize our relationship with Spain. Basic premises between sovereign countries. We hope to advance in that direction,” said the Chavista foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza.
Since her arrival in Caracas, Foreign Ministry number 2 has tried to improve relations to a minimum, culminating a month ago with the battery of insults by Chavista leaders against Minister Arancha González Laya during her official visit to the Colombian border, which has become the funnel of the great national tragedy. “Injerencista “,” colonialista “and” xenophobic “ they were just some of the revolutionary accusations against the Spanish envoy.
Prior to his meeting with Delcy, Gallach published on his social networks three images of his meetings yesterday with the government, the opposition, the private sector and the Catholic Church, including the one already known with Arreaza. “In Venezuela we are committed to solving the political, humanitarian and health crisis, as well as to the 150,000 residents,” the Spanish official said.
Among those attending the meetings, the president of the Fedecámaras association stood out, Ricardo Cusano, and the apostolic nuncio, Monsignor Aldo Giordano. The boss of the businessmen participates in a negotiating table with Chavismo, he has even proposed to the government to import its own vaccines given the erratic policy of Nicolas Maduro against the pandemic.
Gallach’s surprise trip, announced a few minutes before landing in Caracas, occurs in the midst of the scandal in Spain over the millionaire rescue of the airline Plus Ultra, whose main shareholders are Bolibourgeois businessmen close to Delcy Rodríguez herself, according to Spanish and local media. Delcy herself already attracted the news spotlights with her affair in Barajas with the Minister of Transport, Jose Luis Ábalos, when using the airport transit area despite being sanctioned by the European Union.
Spain has not recognized Maduro since the fraud in the 2018 presidential elections, a decision that he deepened by leading support for the opposition’s challenge and Juan Guaidó since 2019. In addition, in the dungeons of the “president town” there are five citizens with Spanish nationality, one more under house arrest.
Apart from the political tirade and the search for a dialogue solution for Venezuela, the United Nations singles out Maduro and his main generals for crimes against humanity, under investigation by the International Criminal Court, among which are extra-judicial executions, torture, arbitrary detentions, rapes and forced disappearances.
According to the criteria of
Source site www.elmundo.es