The President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, announced the breaking of diplomatic relations with Nicolas Maduro’s regime.
“We are definitively closing relations with the government of Venezuela,” Giammattei told reporters, in the context of a visit he received from OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro.
“We have issued orders to the Chancellor (Pedro Brolo) that the only person left in the Venezuelan Embassy should proceed to his return and we are definitively closing relations with the Venezuelan Government. We are going to close the Embassy,” the president said, according to local media.
The president assured during the meeting with Almagro that the country’s situation is a “general concern of the entire continent” while emphasizing Guatemala’s participation in the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) and in the Lima Group.
Alejandro Giammattei took office as President of Guatemala on January 14th, 2020 with a speech focused on eradicating corruption and working for democracy in the continent.