The president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, on Thursday urged Mercosur members to promote an “intelligent integration” in the bloc and stressed the need to redouble democracy and dialogue in “these times of convulsions and tensions” in the region.
The president expressed his solidarity with the Venezuelan people due to the abuses of Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship and the violation of human rights.
“I must express my solidarity with the Venezuelan people. The outrages of dictator Maduro continue to advance and cause severe humanitarian problems that impact the region,” he said.
Macri urged Mercosur members to promote intelligent integration into the bloc, and stressed the need to redouble democracy and dialogue.
“The problems in democracy are solved with more democracy and more dialogue,” the president said. He also stressed that Argentina has an “unwavering commitment to democracy, freedom and human rights,” he said.