“The participation of our country in the III Hemispheric Ministerial Conference on the Fight against Terrorism, in Colombia, is the first step taken by President Juan Guaidó, after his decision to go abroad to seek support for concrete measures to help the Venezuelan people recover their freedom,” said the Venezuelan Ambassador to Panama, Fabiola Zavarce, on Monday.
The ambassador highlights that this scenario will serve to materialize important meetings such as the one held with the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on Monday.
The meeting between President Guaidó and Secretary Pompeo resulted in important statements. In the case of the high-ranking U.S. official, he stressed that “the main purpose of this trip to Colombia is to work on the anti-terrorism effort,” while asserting that “the regime of Iran, with its armed arm Hezbollah, is in Venezuela.”
“As President Juan Guaidó has emphasized in this context, the link that Maduro’s narco-regime has had with longstanding terrorist cells since 2007, the time of Hugo Chávez, when parallel relations between Venezuela and Iran and Hezbollah were merged, is more than proven. The dictatorship in Venezuela protects terrorism. Terror is also uncertainty, not knowing if you will have enough to eat, politicizing social benefits or not having access to health care, since it does not exist in Venezuela. We are under the tutelage of a terrorist state and that is what we want to change, with the support of our allies,” said Ambassador Zavarce.
President Juan Guaidó has been in Bogotá since Sunday, where he was received by the president of this nation, Iván Duque. Among his first declarations, Duque has expressed, also in the framework of the III Antiterrorist Summit that “Colombia and the USA have had a historical alliance and it will be maintained … and we strengthen it by the defense of the freedom of a country like Venezuela.”
By the way, this Monday was also the occasion for President Guaidó to announce the name of his new ambassador to the host country, which will be none other than Tomás Guanipa, deputy of the National Assembly and national secretary general of Primero Justicia, also in forced exile due to pressure from the narco-dictatorship. “We congratulate our comrade in struggle, Tomás Guanipa, on his appointment as Venezuela’s ambassador to Colombia. We wish him success in this new challenge of vital importance in relations with our brother country,” said diplomat Zavarce upon learning of the appointment.
It was also known on Monday that next Wednesday, January 22nd, the High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, will receive President Juan Guaidó in Brussels. On the other hand, the presence of Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó in the 50th edition of the Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland, as part of this international tour was confirmed by the deputy Stalin González.