The President (E) of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, extended his congratulations and recognition to his counterpart Luis Lacalle Pou, on the Independence Day of Uruguay.
The national leader thanked his administration for its support its struggle to recover Venezuela’s freedom.
The following is the complete communiqué:
Mr. Luis Lacalle Pou.
President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.
On behalf of the Venezuelan people, I am writing to you in my capacity as President in Charge of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on the occasion of congratulating you and the Uruguayan people, on your Independence Day celebrations.
As in the past, our heroes fought against oppressive tyrannies for the freedom of our peoples. In Venezuela we are carrying out a long struggle against Nicolás Maduro’s criminal regime who, in violation of our constitution, usurps the Presidency of the Republic, with the conviction that soon we too will return to celebrate and enjoy the same principles of freedom, unity and democracy that our liberators bequeathed us, and today the Uruguayan people enjoy and celebrate.
Considering Uruguay a key nation in contributing to the definitive solution of the Complex Humanitarian Crisis we are living, I take this opportunity to respectfully request that you and your government continue to exert greater pressure against Maduro’s dictatorship while continuing to support, as you have been doing before the International Community, our efforts and proposal to form a National Emergency Government with all political sectors in Venezuela, promoting it and bolstering it before the world as the only mechanism that would allow us to address humanitarian and social problems as a priority, and then to hold free, fair and transparent presidential elections and thus restore our constitutional order and regain freedom and contribute to security and stability of the hemisphere.
Our government and the people of Venezuela will be eternally and deeply grateful to the Uruguayan people and their government for all the support they have given us in these times of suffering and need.
I hope that you and all Uruguayan citizens will maintain good health during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and we look forward to continuing to strengthen the indissoluble historical ties that unite us as sister nations, in pursuit of greater integration, freedom and democracy, and a prosperous future for our citizens.
I bid farewell by expressing my highest esteem and consideration.
Juan Guaido Marquez
President of the National Assembly
President (E) of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela