It was an “awkward and an absurd, unnecessary and unprecedented diplomatic aggression”, said the President (e) of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, that the regime, impeded the entry into the country of his Guatemalan counterpart, Alejandro Giammattei.
“The elected President of Guatemala came to Venezuela concerned about the Complex Humanitarian Emergency. He came not only to visit us, but to provide solutions. This gesture is a sign that Venezuelans are not alone.”
At a press conference from the Metropolitan University of Caracas, where it had been planned that both leaders and deputies of the national Parliament would meet. Guaidó said that Pres. Giammattei came to Venezuela in response to his invitation as President in charge of Venezuela and the National Assembly (AN).
He said that with Pres. Giammattei, progress could have been made in the search for solutions to the unprecedented crisis in the country, but “the regime blocked his entry, as well as blocked and burned the entry of Humanitarian Aid (on February 23 of this year).”
He recalled that the country is ready for change and that the proposal taken to the Kingdom of Norway and for which “the regime fled for the first time in 20 years”, is based on the separation from government posts, forming a plural Council of Government and free presidential elections.
“Where is the dictator (in allusion to Nicolás Maduro) ? Hidden? Maduro is not visited by anyone and that’s why they invented the Sao Paulo Forum and nobody came here, not even Evo Morales.”
President (e) Guaidó informed that within the agenda he was going to deal with his Guatemalan counterpart were, among other issues, the extension of the validity of passports and immigration status of Venezuelans.
“The agenda with President Alejandro Giammattei will continue in spite of this absurd blockade (impeding entry into Venezuela). Our clear support and thanks to the noble gesture he had when he came to Venezuela, because he did arrive, he landed in Maiquetia.”
He said he was able to talk via telephone with Pres. Giammattei, and he informed him that the migration officials were “sorry, and only two had surly faces”. They gave no further explanation.