AMBASSADOR of Venezuela to Nigeria, David Caraballo says the country has gained economic stability through effective multilateral and bilateral collaborations, despite the economic sanctions of the United states of America.
Caraballo made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Abuja, where he listed the achievements of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ahead commemoration of its 209th Independence on July 5.
The Ambassador described the economic sanction of the U.S on Venezuela as an attack on her Independence, sovereignty, human rights of Venezuelans and multilateralism.
Caraballo, however, noted that Venezuela has been able to maintain a stable economy with effective multilateral collaborations and support from some organisations of the United Nations and, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
He added that bilateral ties with countries like China, Russia and Iran have also helped in sustaining Venezuela’s economy and social protection of its citizens.
According to him, this is a very important year in Venezuela because July 5 is our national day, our independence day after a very strong war of liberation and in this moment, we have different challenges.
“Different situation that has been promoted by the International coercive measures imposed by the United States government against Venezuela and also with this special situation in the world, the COVID-19 in this situation.
“The President, Nicolas Maduro and the national government are working very strong to attend to the different problems against the people of Venezuela.
“In this occasion, this first six months of 2020, we have had different attacks against the people, some military actions, some paramilitary actions against Venezuela security 2 months ago.
“Some measures promoted by different countries like Brazil and Columbia against the democracy and stability of Venezuela.
“We can talk about the successes like the increasing bilateral cooperation with Russia, Iran, China. Iran helped Venezuela some weeks ago to attend to the situation in the gasoline and the refineries capacity to work.
“Because under the sanction, the coercive economic measures we lost different capacities and different funds in some countries in the world.
“This is one important goal in this moment, we have a stronger cooperation, capacities of bilateral relations, multilateral relations with different countries, different organisations like OPEC, the United Nations.
“When we prepare all the activities of the national independence, we stand on our decision to be independent, without any foreign intervention in our internal affairs, this is one issue at the international level,”Caraballo said.
The Ambassador further said that the economic sanction against Venezuela did not stop the country from its social protection responsibility to citizens, stating that Venezuelans enjoy free health care, education and basic amenities.
Caraballo said that another very milestone achievement of President Nicolas Maduro is the step taken to solve the internal political situation and promoting the peace of the country through dialogue.
“We hope that the parties of the political opposition, who honoured the call of President Nicolas Maduro to organise the national dialogue would have the commitments to promote the democracy.
“The political solution of our differences and to promote the peace solution in different areas in the country.
“This is very important because some small sector of the extremist, who promote violence, military intervention from USA, from Columbia and other countries are separate from real life in Venezuela.
“We are a strong and resilient people despite the economic measure of our democracy and national development,” he said.
Caraballo said that Venezuela was also moving to conduct free, fair, peaceful, and credible elections observing the COVID-19 guidelines.
The envoy added that the opposition has only been a tool in the hands of those who do not respect the sovereignty of Venezuela and the human rights of the people. (NAN)
– Jul. 1, 2020 @ 11:35 GMT |