The ambassador to Croatia, Eduardo Massieu Paredes, met his counterpart, the Croatian ambassador to Greece, Alexander Sunko, whom he congratulated and conveyed on behalf of the legitimate government of the president in charge, Juan Guaidó, his best wishes in the exercise of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first half of the year 2020, the first time in the history of the Adriatic country.
“In these next six months that Croatia assumes the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, we hope to be able to work together on issues such as migration, and that there will be a close political relationship with the interim government of Venezuela, within the framework of the values of the European bloc, integration, respect for human rights and democracy,” said Massieu.
The diplomatic representative recalled that in 1991, Venezuela was the first country to recognize Croatia’s independence, after 93% of Croatians voted for its secession from the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia, as a sign of support for democracy, freedom and autonomy for that people.
“Today Venezuela needs Croatia to show the same solidarity, so that we Venezuelans can freely elect our president in transparent elections. Today Croatia is an exemplary member of the European Union, we Venezuelans also want our country to be an example in Latin America of prosperity, democracy and respect for human rights,” said the ambassador.