Last Tuesday, October 6th, Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó, accompanied by Ambassador Antonio Ecarri Bolívar, diplomatic representative of the legitimate government of Venezuela in Spain, as well as a group of Venezuelan deputies in exile, met with representatives of the Spanish political party Ciudadanos with the intention of thanking that political organization for its support of the Venezuelan democratic struggle.
The Spanish political organization Ciudadanos was represented by its President, Inés Arrimadas; the Spokesperson of Ciudadanos in the Foreign Policy Commission of the Congress of Deputies, Marta Martín; and by the former Spanish-Venezuelan Deputy, María Luisa Alonso.
During the non presential meeting, Inés Arrimadas reiterated her absolute and unrestricted support to President Juan Guaidó and to the proposals of the legitimate government for the reestablishment of democracy in Venezuela. Furthermore, President Arrimadas, once again, raised the need to demand the government of Sánchez to withdraw the credentials of the Ambassador of the usurpers and to definitively recognize Antonio Ecarri Bolívar as Ambassador, representing Venezuela.
In addition to President Juan Guaidó and Ambassador Ecarri, the following Venezuelan parliamentarians also participated in the meeting: Dinorah Figuera, Franco Casella, Ramón López, Winston Flores, Milagros Valero, Auristela Vásquez, María Mulino and Mariela Magallanes, in her capacity as coordinator of Venezuelan Deputies in Exile.
Congresswoman Mariela Magallanes said: “It is very pleasing to know that we have the support of parliamentary colleagues in all corners of the world, and that they will continue to raise their voices to generate the necessary pressure to achieve the political change that our people desire so much. On our side, as deputies we will continue working and defending the rights of all Venezuelans inside and outside Venezuela”.
Dinorah Figuera, Venezuelan Parliamentarian, emphasized the importance of the popular consultation as a fundamental tool to promote the arrival of a real electoral process in Venezuela and asked her Spanish Parliamentary counterparts for all the support for such process.
Franco Casella, Deputy and President of the Sub-Commission of Human Rights of the National Assembly, reiterated the importance of the report of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on the serious violations committed by the usurper regime of Nicolás Maduro, and called for the dissemination of this document among the Spanish parliamentarians.
Finally, President Guaidó expressed his deepest gratitude to political party Ciudadanos for its constant support of the Venezuelan National Assembly and its management as of the President in charge, as well as the support shown by this Spanish political party towards the Venezuelan Diaspora in the Iberian country.