Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke to Interim President of Venezuela in Munich
They discussed Venezuela’s path forward to restore democracyFebruary 19th, 2019
Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, met with Juan Guaidó, Interim President of Venezuela, prior her meeting with her European counterparts in Munich, Germany on February 14th, 2019. The main topic of the discussion was the restoration of democracy in Venezuela through transparent, fair and free elections.
Guaidó claimed he is committed to a peaceful transition from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro´s regime towards democracy and emphasized the importance of the international community of neighboring as well as European countries in that process and beyond. As well he highlighted the necessity of getting humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela, which he hopes to be accomplished by February 23. With reference to that, Freeland confirmed Canada´s support for Interim President Guaidó and Canada´s dedication in helping Venezuela. “There is now a very long list of countries that have recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president,” she said. “That is a sign that the international community is coming together around democracy in Venezuela.” Later on Freeland vocalized her encouragement towards Venezuelans and strong belief that their democratic aspirations will prevail through determination and unity.