The President of the Republic, Juan Guaidó, was received this Thursday by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi. The meeting was at the Capitol, Washington.
“It’s an honor to receive at the Capitol who we consider to be the president of Venezuela, we are thrilled to have him in the State of the Union address the other day and to observe the overwhelming bipartisan reception,” Pelosi told reporters.
The Democratic leader also said she wants free elections in Venezuela, a strong link between the United States and Venezuela, and is “proud to pass a Temporary Protected Status as a way to help Venezuelans who have had to leave.”
“I have been in Venezuela, during the previous regime, this one is worse, I really thank the president for his courage,” added Pelosi.
For his part, Guaidó thanked the Congress for the reception and reiterated that “it is very important to unite in a cause that today is Venezuelan, today is Latin American, that today is American against a dictatorship that today harbors terrorists, drug traffickers and promotes them.”
The Venezuelan leader concluded his speech by saying that he will soon return to Venezuela to “do our part together to solve the crisis and the tragedy and recover the crisis in Venezuela.”
This meeting with Pelosi is part of a long list of high-level meetings that the Venezuelan leader has had in the United States, which include President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.