This Tuesday the President in Charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, together with the Delegate Commission of the legitimate National Assembly, held an official meeting with the delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) with the aim of verifying “in situ”: the violations the Human Rights of parliamentarians; the harassment against the Legislative Power; and the political situation that exists in the country.
After the meeting, the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Duarte Pacheco, described the meeting as “very impressive” and announced that they will meet again next Wednesday, August 24th.
For his part, the national president affirmed that the IPU is ‘settling the controversy’ that exists about the Legitimate Assembly and the one Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship of has tried to impose.
“They are settling the controversy that exists today, naturally, over the kidnapping of Parliament in 2020, because there were no legitimate elections (…) that is part of the role of this commission. I am not going to advance a position for the Inter-Parliamentary Union,” President Guaidó said after the meeting with the commission concluded.
Mr. Guaidó affirmed that the meeting was “very long and productive” and added that for the Legitimate Parliament and the Presidency in Charge it is important “to counteract the false refusal of a regime that simply persecutes.”
Furthermore, he stated that during the meeting they discussed issues such as the non-recognition of the 2020 Parliament elections, the assault on the National Assembly in 2017, the violation of human rights to which the parliamentarians have been subjected and respect for the Constitution.