The President (E) of the Republic, Juan Guaidó, expressed his solidarity with France after the terrorist attacks in Nice, inside the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption.
The Venezuelan president sent a letter to his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, and expressed his condolences for the death of three citizens during the armed attack.
“We extend to the families of the victims and to all French citizens our most sincere condolences, in the hope that time will permit the restoration of the wounds left by such terrible and reprehensible acts of violence and intolerance” reads the letter.
Following is the full communiqué:
Mr. Emmanuel Macron
President of the French Republic
On behalf of the Venezuelan people, I address you on the occasion of expressing our strongest rejection and our deepest solidarity for the recent terrorist attacks that have taken the lives of three French citizens.
We extend to the families of the victims and to all French citizens our most sincere condolences in the hope that time will permit the restoration of the wounds left by such terrible and reprehensible acts of violence and intolerance, which go against the humanist values of “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” professed by France.
Our struggle to rescue democracy is mainly to resist an autocratic, criminal and drug-trafficking regime that maintains proven ties and alliances with totalitarian regimes and terrorist groups, to the detriment of human rights and democratic values of all Venezuelans and at the risk of hemispheric security. This is why we renew our commitment to the struggle for freedom, peace and democracy.
I bid you farewell by expressing my most sincere affection, my highest esteem and consideration.
President of the National Assembly
President (E) of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
— Centro de Comunicación Nacional (@Presidencia_VE) October 29, 2020