The ambassador and diplomatic representative of the interim government of Venezuela in Chile, Carlos Millán, cataloged the first rapprochement with the Minister of Foreign Relations, Andrés Allamand, as a successful meeting.
After one in the afternoon on Tuesday, the meeting began in the foreign minister’s office, where they addressed democracy in Venezuela as the main topic, as well as the promotion of free presidential elections in that country.
“We had a successful meeting with the Foreign Minister where we thanked the push for the reconstruction of democracy in Venezuela,” said Millán.
Chile, along with 11 other countries, is part of the Lima Group, a multilateral body to monitor and seek a way out of the crisis in Venezuela, therefore, the ambassador highlighted the active participation that the government of President Sebastián Piñera has maintained.
“I am grateful for the role of Chile in the region for supporting the democratization project and strengthening the Lima Group as a vigilant institution of democracy in Venezuela and the challenges we face as Latin Americans so that authoritarian regimes do not expand across the continent, “said the diplomat.
They agreed to promote, from the Venezuelan embassy in Chile, the formulation of a global strategy with different multilateral organizations, which include the government of Chile, the United States, the European Union, the Lima Group, the International Contact Group, among others, an environment conducing to free, fair and verifiable elections.
The issue of the systematic violation of human rights in Venezuela by Nicolás Maduro’s regime was also a point of coincidence between the foreign minister and the ambassador, who reiterated the need to keep this issue active before public opinion.
Millán remarked the importance of the popular consultation that the interim government will hold next month to ask Venezuelans to reaffirm their will to live in democracy and to demonstrate against the electoral fraud called by Maduro for December 6th.
Through this mechanism is sought the participation of Venezuelan voters who are both in Venezuela and abroad.