The sectoral vice president for Social and Territorial Socialism of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Aristóbulo Istúriz, denounced the illegal blockade maintained by the United States government against the Venezuelan people, during a Solidarity Assembly of the Communist Party of the Republic of South Africa with Venezuela and Cuba:
«The United States government almost every day applies illegal, unilateral, shameless sanctions against Venezuela, lately the sanctions are being directed against the PDVSA company to try to prevent our oil production (…) the people have been resisting, and will overcome», said the high official during the activity.
Vice President Istúriz also showed the different attempts of coup d’état produced by the Venezuelan opposition and sponsored by the government of Donald Trump against the legitimate government of Venezuela:
«They tried to carry out an armed invasion on the border of Venezuela with Colombia, justified with an alleged humanitarian aid, we suffered an electrical war that affected communications, water supply, medicines, transport and food, we still have consequences», he said.
On the other hand, the vice president of government thanked the solidarity the Venezuelan people receives from the peoples of the world; «The more our people resists, the more support and solidarity we find in the world (…) we want to thank on behalf of our people and President Nicolás Maduro for the solidarity we find here in South Africa».
Istúriz participated at the meeting with the Vice President of the Republic of Cuba, Salvador Valdés Mesa, as part of the agenda prior to his attendance at the inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa, to be held on May 25, Africa Day.