Equatorial Guinea asks UN to help Venezuela emerge peacefully from crisis

The crisis situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was examined recently in the United Nations Security Council, in order to find ways to help end the crisis, where there is confrontation between the current Government and opposition in the country.

Just a few days before the Republic of Equatorial Guinea assumes the Presidency of the Security Council, the 15 member countries of the Security Council sat urgently to look at the difficult situation in Venezuela at the behest of the United States of America.

Under the presidency of the Dominican Republic, the meeting served for the member States to approve the agenda on the crisis, with the first speeches from the Russian Federation, which considers that some are intending to violate the rules of international law with the invasion of a sovereign country, and the United States, represented by its Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who defended the posture of immediate support for the people of Venezuela.

The agenda was adopted with 9 votes in favour, and the speeches section followed, in which Equatorial Guinea, through its permanent representative, Anatolio Ndong Mba, declared his deep concern regarding the situation in Venezuela, and asked both the Government of the country and opposition political parties, civic society and the people, to summon up the courage to resolve their differences through peaceful means, without the need to resort to provocation and violence, with due regard for Human Rights and the freedoms of citizens, within the framework of the current Venezuelan Constitution.

Equatorial Guinea understands that the situation in Venezuela is an internal matter, and does not suppose a threat to international peace and security. As such, we urge the plenary of the Security Council and the international community to be sufficiently cautious, and take into account recent experiences in the Middle East and Africa, to avoid an outbreak of the situation in the country”, declared Ndong Mba, at another point in his speech.

Furthermore, Equatorial Guinea made it clear that a change of Government such as the one being attempted in Venezuela would create a very dangerous precedent, which could have dire consequences in many countries following the celebration of electoral cycles.

The Ambassador was accompanied at the meeting by the First Deputy Representative, Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, The Third Deputy Representative, Amparo Mele Colifa, and various advisers and secretaries from the permanent mission.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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