Feb 23, 2019 07:05 Asia/Tehran

In a meeting attended by Venezuelan Foreign Minister and UN Secretary General in UN, 60 delegations defended peace and the welfare of the Venezuelan people.

Iran Press/America: On Friday the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister, Jorge Arreaza, held a meeting with over 60 delegations in the United Nations as well as with Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General, in order to strengthen international law, peace and the self-determination of the peoples.

"We have met for the third time with the Secretary of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to evaluate the cooperation, the technical aid mechanisms, which facilitate the acquisition of food, medicines and equipment that we will pay," Jorge Arreaza stated, according Telesur report.

The Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry stated, on Twitter, that Minister Arreaza had "held a bilateral meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization, Antonio Guterres, in the framework of the deepening of cooperation with UN in favor of the Peace and the welfare of the Venezuelan people."

During the press conference, Arreaza asked international media to not lend themselves to US war tactics and said, "In the Venezuelan case there is a great media war, not only economic and political."

The Venezuelan Bolivarian government is looking for dialogue, with the United States and with the right-wing opposition, to find a peaceful solution to the current problems. 

He stated that "Venezuela's economy is giving signs of recovery," but also warned that "The US wants to generate violence," which is why he stated that Venezuelans must "be alert tomorrow and make sure that the violence from Colombia doesn't spill over into our country."

According to Arreaza, the Venezuelan "Armed Forces is characterized by its humanism," and would never act against their own people, but are "ready to protect the national sovereignty," against attacks.

He reminded the media of how the US military attacked the Dominican Republic in 1965 and imposed a dictatorship, under the same guise of sending 'humanitarian aid.'

Venezuela ordered the temporary closure of the country’s border with Colombia late Friday.

The move was taken due to “serious and illegal threats” against the country’s sovereignty, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez announced on her Twitter account.

Venezuela has been in political turmoil in the past couple of weeks, with the leader of Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, on January 23 proclaimed himself the 'interim president' of the country until new elections and accused Nicolas Maduro’s government as being illegitimate.

US President Donald Trump was quick in officially recognizing him as such, a move that infuriated Caracas.


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