The diplomatic corps accredited in the country and the Venezuelan ambassadors in the world, received this Tuesday the Anti-Blockade Law approved on October 8 by the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), from the hands of the Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, and the Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, as reported by the MPPRE.
From the Simón Bolívar Hall of Miraflores Palace, the authorities informed the diplomatic delegations of the content of this legal instrument, promoted by President Nicolás Maduro, to combat the repeated attacks carried out by the United States Government against the economic stability of the people and the sovereignty of Venezuela.
Vice President Rodríguez stated that the Antiblockade Law aims to protect the country’s investments and national and international assets, in addition to guaranteeing the rights of the Venezuelan people, which she emphasized, is willing to defend their dignity and the country’s resources against imperial attacks, threats and persecution, protection ratified in this legislation. “We have given enough evidence that Venezuela will not surrender,” she stressed.
The Executive Vice President pointed out that after the arrival of the Bolivarian Revolution and Commander Hugo Chávez, in 1998 Venezuela began a process of changes and focused on the construction of the socialist model, which strengthens social equality, being the object of multiple recognitions throughout history, standing in the way of the dominance interests of US governments.
She recalled that between 2015 and 2019 the Venezuelan model was recognized by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the fight against hunger, even taking part of social policies in the field of feeding to turn them into the Hugo Chávez FAO program, serving as an example to follow in other countries.
«This socialist model was acknowledged internationally. We were recognized by UNESCO for being a territory free of illiteracy. Venezuela is also declared by the United Nations (UN) as a territory free of drugs and illicit crops of any kind of drug”, she stressed.
“The Venezuelan model is about social inclusion, justice and social equality, for which we have had wide international recognition. The socialist model was also acknowledged by other international institutions and organizations for social demands. Now, the Monroe model has been imposed since 2016 in the White House before this Bolivarian process”, she denounced, while lamenting the executive decree of former US President Barack Obama in which he designated Venezuela as an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security of the United States.
“Since 2015 we have been facing sanctions, and now this subhuman blockade. The United States wants to suffocate Venezuela. Furthermore, we are facing this COVID-19 pandemic with these conditions of lesser humanity”, added the Executive Vice President.
On the other hand, she also announced the decision of President Nicolás Maduro to create an International Investment Center with the Anti-Blockade Law to protect productive investments, an instance that will have a basket of projects that will be presented for international investment, projects in the oil, mining, gas, agriculture, tourism and all areas where Venezuela has great potential to generate large scale investment.
She explained that this Center will also have an observatory of coercive and unilateral measures, so that the country will be aware of each illegal sanction issued by the US Government, which negatively impacts the people, and that, therefore, it seeks to protect the population from these illegal measures. It will also have the Country Brand Institute, in the defense and promotion of Venezuelan products and the identity of the people.
For his part, Chancellor Jorge Arreaza assured that the Anti-Blockade Law will be very useful for the commercial relations of the South American nation with the countries of the world, counteracting the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the Government of the United States, highlighting the importance of making the content of this tool known internationally “to promote investments in Venezuela, to guarantee legal and information security to the investors of its countries”.
Finally, the head of the Venezuelan diplomacy indicated that “this legislation allows us to face the continued economic aggression there is against our country since a long time ago, especially in the last 5 years, by the United States”, hindering “the development of the Venezuelan economy and its international trade”.