Peru welcomes the appointment of Alexandre Yanez Deloz as ambassador to Venezuela, a former senior official in Maduro’s executive branch.
Venezuela accepts ambassador of Peru Richard Freddy Rojas, close to Vladimir Ceron, is being investigated in a money laundering case
The Peruvian government emphasized that the decision “responds to the evolution of the Venezuelan political process”.
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The Government of Peru and the Government of Venezuela re-established their diplomatic relationship by appointing two ambassadors, receiving the corresponding “approval” of Alexandre Yáñez Deleuze as the representative of the Caribbean country in the territory of Peru and Richard Freddy Rojas as the Peruvian envoy to Caracas.
The foreign ministries of the two countries reported the decision, according to which Yanez, a former Venezuelan ambassador to Bolivia who held other positions in the executive branch of Nicolas Maduro, was appointed as the new Venezuelan ambassador to Lima.
In doing so, the Andean country has re-established its relations with Venezuela since it previously recognized Carlos Scull as Venezuelan ambassador to Peru, and envoy of the “responsible president” of Venezuela, Juan Guaido. However, Peru would have stopped recognizing Scull when Guaido’s term at the head of the Venezuelan National Assembly expired, according to Prensa Latina news agency.
Scull told the Peruvian media “La Repubblica” that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed him this Friday that the Peruvian government “restores diplomatic relations with the regime of Nicolás Maduro.”
“I told them we regret this decision because standing with Nicolás Maduro means being on the side of the oppressor and not on the side of the oppressed. We should be on the side of the perpetrator and not on the side of the victims. I say this because Peru voted strongly since it asked for the human rights of Venezuelans to be respected.”
On the other hand, Venezuela welcomed the appointment of former member of the Peruvian government party Richard Freddy Rojas as the new ambassador of the Andean country in Caracas.
Rojas, who had previously been rejected by the Panama government as an ambassador, worked as a press officer in the party of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, and is close to formation leader Vladimir Cerrone.
According to the Peruvian broadcaster RPP, Rojas was recently listed by the Public Prosecutor’s Office as being under investigation in a money laundering case due to the alleged illegal financing of the Peruvian Libre election campaign. Specifically, the Public Prosecutor’s Office notes that it was the Peruvian ambassador appointed to Caracas who withdrew the money for delivery to Cerrón.
Indeed, Cerón spoke on Friday regarding the new ambassadors’ announcements and emphasized that Peruvian Lieber “welcomes the restoration of diplomatic relations” between Peru and Venezuela.
In a message on his Twitter page, he wrote: “It is historically always united countries, which North American imperialism tried to divide. For the sake of Latin America united forever.”
The Peruvian government disputes its decision
The Peruvian government issued a statement after announcing the appointment of new ambassadors and stressed that the decision “responds to the evolution of the Venezuelan political process” and “mutual recognition as legitimate interlocutors with the government and the unified platform.” on each other. Venezuela,” referring to the ongoing dialogue in Mexico City.
“The re-establishment of the Embassy of Peru in Caracas will allow us to better serve our fellow residents, seek a solution to the humanitarian situation of Venezuelan citizens in Peru and keep pace with the efforts of the Venezuelan people, with the support of the international community, to solve their problems in a sovereign manner and in accordance with the principles of the hemisphere to protect and promote human rights and defending democracy.
The restoration of relations comes after an unscheduled meeting that Castillo held with Maduro recently in the framework of the Summit of Heads of State of the Latin American and Caribbean Community (CELAC) held in Mexico.
Peru’s foreign minister, Oscar Martua, was forced to attend a session of the Foreign Committee of the Peruvian Congress to explain the leaders’ meeting, which drew criticism from the Peruvian opposition.
In 2017, former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski withdrew his ambassador from Caracas and expelled the Venezuelan ambassador from Lima to promote the Lima Group. This means severing relations between states at this level.
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