The head of the Bolivarian delegation for dialogue, Jorge Rodríguez, reported on Wednesday that the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, has ordered not to send the Government delegation to the dialogue table that was scheduled for this August 8 and 9, in Barbados.
This decision was made because of the serious and brutal aggression perpetrated in a continuous and cunning manner by the Trump administration against Venezuela, which includes the illegal blockade of economic, commercial and financial activities.
The information was shared by Rodriguez through his Twitter account, accompanied by an official statement.
Following, the full communiqué:
“Although the opposition delegation designated by Deputy Juan Guaido is already in Barbados for the round of talks scheduled for this week, President Nicolás Maduro Moros has decided not to send the Venezuelan delegation on this occasion, because of the serious and brutal aggression perpetrated in a continuous and cunning manner by the Trump administration against Venezuela, which includes the illegal blockade of our economic, commercial and financial activities; At the same time, Venezuelans have noted with deep indignation that the head of the opposition delegation, Juan Guaido, celebrates, promotes and supports these actions, harmful to the sovereignty of our country, and to the most elementary human rights of its inhabitants.
Consequently, we have decided not to attend the meetings scheduled for Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9 in the framework of the dialogue facilitated by the government of the Kingdom of Norway.
Venezuela is preparing to review the mechanisms of this process so that its continuation is really effective and harmonious with the interests of our people.
We will continue informing.”
Caracas, August 7, 2019