This Tuesday the administration of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, held a high-level meeting with the president in charge of the Republic, Juan Guaidó, to align strategies in favor of the restoration of democracy in Venezuela.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with the national president, Juan Guaidó, to convey his appreciation for the effort that the Legitimate Government has been making, as well as to commit himself on behalf of the Biden Government for the freedom of Venezuela.
At the meeting, both leaders spoke about the importance of the international community putting pressure in a coordinated manner on Maduro’s regime.
In addition, they discussed the severe migration crisis that the country is going through, which has forced 5.5 million Venezuelans to flee from hunger and misery generated by the dictatorship.
Below is a full statement from the Biden Government:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with the interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó.
Secretary Blinken highlighted the importance of the return to democracy in Venezuela through free and fair elections. Secretary Blinken described our efforts to work with like-minded allies, including the European Union, the Lima Group, the Organization of American States, and the International Contact Group, to increase multilateral pressure and push for a peaceful and democratic transition.
Secretary Blinken and Interim President Guaidó discussed the urgent humanitarian needs in Venezuela that have forced almost 5.5 million Venezuelans to flee Venezuela, before this Secretary Blinken has applauded the efforts to find solutions to alleviate their suffering and pledged the continued support of the United States.