Nicolas Maduro has no authority to break relations with any country, said the President of Venezuela and of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, regarding the actions taken against the ambassador of the European Union, Isabel Brilhante, whom the regime gave 72 hours to leave the nation.
“Maduro has no authority to break relations with countries that do not recognize him. He cannot break diplomatic relations because he is not recognized as President, he is recognized as a dictator. It is not through arrogance, ridicule, or an infantile act at the political-diplomatic level of violating a career diplomat like Ambassador Isabel Brilhante that the crisis in Venezuela will be solved.”
He made these remarks during his intervention in the “Draft Agreement in support of the European Union and its most excellent diplomatic representation in Venezuela,” approved in the ordinary online session of the National Assembly.
Guaidó, ratified to ambassador Brilhante the support of the Parliament, of the people of Venezuela, of the Presidency in charge, and of him personally.
“A few words directly to Ambassador Isabel Brilhante: we recognize her work, her professionalism in dealing with such a complete and unprecedented situation from the diplomatic point of view in Venezuela. We ratify our ties, our links with the European Union and with all the countries that are supporting Venezuela’s struggle at this time to recover its dignity, its democracy and to be able to get out of this conflict”.
The interim president said that 40% of the humanitarian aid and assistance that Venezuela currently uses and needs comes from the European Union.
Without any masks
The regime’s attack on the European Union ambassador to Venezuela once again revealed its “dictatorial nature,” said Guaidó during his speech to the Parliamentary session.
“It is clear that the dictatorship we know and have suffered as Venezuelans and against which we are struggling is now attacking a professional, career diplomat who is committed to democracy and human rights,” he said.
Similarly, he indicated that this “arrogant outburst” of the dictatorship responds to a strategy to try to make itself look strong in a moment of institutional weakness, vulnerability, fragility of Venezuelans, and a complex humanitarian emergency.
He said that such actions have not only caused problems for Venezuela, but for “themselves” (referring to the regime), who are becoming more and more isolated in the world concert.
“These outbursts of arrogance have only caused problems to the country and to themselves. They can no longer land in Spain, for example, because they generate severe controversies in the internal politics of the countries where they are sanctioned, because today you are a contaminated product for democracy and freedom in the world. There are others who get a lot but only when they land in some other country.
The President in charge of Venezuela indicated that “the final decision to leave (the country) or not will be made by the Ambassador and the European Union, and it will surely be for security reasons, since today the dictatorship sadistically represses and persecutes, and since it cannot guarantee the Ambassador’s safety, she will surely make a decision.
The fight for conditions
Guaidó made a call to fight for electoral conditions that guarantee truly free elections to end the crisis in Venezuela during the debate of the “Draft Agreement on the electoral conditions to achieve free and transparent elections”.
“The dictatorship is not going to give away the solution option, we have to fight for it and part of this Agreement is to make very clear to the International Community and to the Venezuelans, what are those conditions that are required to make an election a real option for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela, to be an option for a solution to the political crisis that Venezuela is living”.
He stressed in his message that “it is not a whim” the right to be able to choose and to be able to vote, and the reason why it has been fought for years and must be conquered again. He ratified that “they will not lend themselves to a farce,” just as they did not on May 20th, 2018.
“We call upon the people of Venezuela to fight for this solution option to the crisis, which is going through electoral conditions, in order to take power through elections to solve the crisis.”