Weekly report: Venezuela in the news

Foreign Minister Arreaza thanks Barbados and recognizes Norway’s management in dialogue process

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela announced on Monday, through a statement, the arrival of its delegation to Barbados to continue with the peace dialogue, sponsored by the Government of the Kingdom of Norway, with representatives of the Venezuelan opposition.

In this framework, the Minister of the People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, thanked the people and government of Barbados for their hospitality and ratified the recognition of the Norwegian government for facilitating the talks.

Venezuela receives visit from humanitarian leader and peace ambassador Sri Sri Ravi

On behalf of the Bolivarian Government, the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, received the courtesy visit of the humanitarian leader and Indian peace ambassador Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankares, with the aim of consolidating peace and strengthening dialogue in Venezuela.

This visit by the humanitarian leader recognizes once again the efforts of the Bolivarian Revolution and President Nicolás Maduro, to guarantee harmony in the Homeland, who has already made calls for dialogue as part of the policies of peace, reconciliation and respect for sovereignty of the National Executive.

Bolivarian Government: Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is partial and lacks objectivity

With a clearly partial and selective vision of the Venezuelan reality, the report done by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, was disseminated, document which privileges sources lacking in objectivity and that almost excludes official information and elements provided by the Venezuelan State authorities during its visit between June 19th  and 21st , as well as during the visit of its technical team between the 11th  and 22nd of March 2019

Likewise, the report omits the achievements and progress made by the South American country in human rights issues, transgressing the norms and principles that urge the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to carry out an objective and balanced evaluation of human right about the countries that make up the United Nations System (UN).

Vaccination expedition of the Americas attended to 91% of the child population

The Vaccination expedition of the Americas, which ended on June 30th, attended to 91% of the population of children at the vaccinated age, the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro informed.

In this regard, he said that more than 860,000 children received the required doses of BCG (antituberculosis), hepatitis, pentavalent, polio, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and yellow fever.

Venezuela and Turkey strengthen cooperation and friendship agreements

With the main objective of strengthening the bonds of brotherhood and cooperation between both nations, the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, held a meeting with the Ambassador of Turkey in Venezuela, Şevki Mütevellioğlu, in order to follow up the agreements that both countries maintain.

It is important to highlight that the bilateral relations between the Bolivarian Government and the Eurasian country, were signed since 1999 with the arrival of Commander Hugo Chávez to the Presidency of the Republic, and that they are part of the multicentric and pluripolar policy that seeks the development of the peoples, based on mutual respect for sovereignty and foreign non-intervention.

Caricom Summit reaffirms its position of non-interference in Venezuela

The president of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris, reaffirmed the position of the regional bloc in favor of dialogue to resolve the political situation in Venezuela through peaceful and democratic means.

The principle of self-determination and non-interference, respect for sovereignty and constitutional principles “is what we have to cling to in a world where international law and multilateralism are being undermined,” Harris said in St. Lucia, where from last Wednesday the 40th Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of Caricom was being held.

 The US attempts to destroy Venezuelan dialogue denounced

The Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, denounced that the United States Government seeks to “destroy” the rounds of negotiations maintained by a government delegation and opposition from Venezuela in Barbados.

“The Trump administration intends to destroy the process of political dialogue between the government and the opposition, trying to impose its war agenda,” Foreign Minister Arreaza wrote on his Twitter account.

XXV Forum of Sao Paulo will discuss the dialogue process in Venezuela

Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, will be the epicenter of the XXV edition of the Sao Paulo Forum, soon to be held in the South American nation from July 25th to 28th, to discuss, among other points, the process of dialogue between the Venezuelan political sectors and the economic aggression exercised by the United States (USA), against Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba respectively.

Likewise, the meeting is expected to be attended by at least 700 delegates of leftist tendency of international stature, coming from Africa, Asia and Europe.

Return of 90 Venezuelans from Ecuador with the Return to the homeland Plan (Plan Vuelta a la Patria)

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday, July 9th that a total of 90 Venezuelans will return to their country, after being based in Ecuador. Through the return to the homeland, these nationals will reach Venezuelan soil.

This trip represents the 32nd flight; a plane of the Aeronautical Industries and Air Services (Conviasa) will be used, in order to execute the plan created by the Government of the president, Nicolás Maduro.