Peruvian PM stresses that ‘in no way’ can Venezuela be considered a ‘dictatorship’


September 23, 2021 19:47 GMT

These statements come after the Vice-Chancellor of Peru confirmed that his government will not recognize the legitimate Venezuelan authorities.

The position of the Peruvian government on Venezuela appears to have been determined by the passage of days and separated from the positions of some of its neighbors, who consider Nicolas Maduro a “dictator”, after the dispute between the Prime Minister, Guido Peledo, and Vice-Chancellor Luis Enrique Chavez, over the recognition of the powers of the Caribbean nation.

On this occasion, Chief of Staff of President Pedro Castillo claimed In an interview with the Washington Post, referring to Venezuela: “In no way can I consider the sister country a dictatorship. It is a country that is building its own democracy.”

These new statements confirm Lima’s position on Caracas, after the controversial statements of the Deputy Foreign Minister, who confirmed that his country will not recognize any legitimate authority in Venezuela.

On that occasion, Peledo, who was severely attacked by the Peruvian opposition and opened Investigation On charges of alleged terrorism, he clarified that Vice-Minister Chávez expressed This is not the position of the governmentAnd that the Peruvian president met with his counterpart Nicolas Maduro in the framework of the recent summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to resolve the migration crisis. “Like, the doors are open,” he judged.

Disagreement with the Vice President of the University

Peledo stressed that Castillo set guidelines from the presidential campaign, with clear action directives, so that “there can be no vice chancellor who says there is no recognized authority, because he contradicts the president.”

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He added that Peruvian leader Lieber “has a different position, he does not seek to continue the ‘state policy of the previous government.’ His priority is Improving Relationships in Latin America And with all countries.

Relations between the two countries reached their lowest level after the formation of the Lima Group (2017), the meeting that appeared in the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) with the aim of “solving the Venezuelan crisis”, through regional actions and mechanisms that sought the removal of the Venezuelan president.

Asked about the continuation of Foreign Minister Oscar Martua, who replaced Hector Bigard, who resigned a few days after his appointment amid controversy over old statements about SL, he reiterated that its “doors are open” and that it must comply with Castillo’s policy.

The Prime Minister is of the opinion that if “personal beliefs” conflict with government policy, they should be assumed or another decision taken. “What is the point of being in a government you don’t agree with?asked himself.

Despite this warning, the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a release On Tuesday, he made it clear that he had “never severed diplomatic relations with Venezuela” and that they were “at the consular level.”

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