The president of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Luiz Inácio “Lula” Da Silva, showed his enthusiasm upon hearing the news that the United States Department of the Treasury partially lifted sanctions on Venezuela regarding hydrocarbons and mining.
The Brazilian president wrote on his social network account: “I welcomed the news that the US government has lifted sanctions against Venezuela, after the Venezuelan government and opposition signed an agreement for fair elections next year,” Lula wrote.
“I received with satisfaction the news that the government of the United States has withdrawn sanctions against Venezuela, after the government and the Venezuelan opposition approved an agreement for fair elections this year. Unilateral sanctions prejudice the population of two affected countries and make it difficult…”
— Lula (@LulaOficial) October 19, 2023
Cuba: sanctions should never have been applied:
Cuban Chancellor Bruno Rodríguez celebrated the efforts made by the Venezuelan government to achieve, through dialogue, the lifting of sanctions that the United States imposed against the oil country:
“We congratulate the government of #Venezuela for the successful conduct of the dialogue that led to the signing of agreements and the partial and limited lifting of coercive measures applied by the US government,” he wrote on social networks.
“We congratulate the government of #Venezuela for the successful conduct of the dialogue that led to the signing of agreements and the partial and limited lifting of coercive measures applied by the US government.
These coercive measures should never have been applied and ⤵️”
— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) October 19, 2023
Bolivia: Venezuela has the right to its oil industry:
Bolivian President Luis Arce expressed his satisfaction upon learning of the partial lifting of the sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the US government, and said that the Caribbean country has every right to develop its oil industry without foreign interference:
“#Venezuela has the legitimate and sovereign right to strengthen its oil and gold industry without imperialist interference. We welcome the lifting of sanctions against its oil, gas and gold, which should not be temporary, but total and permanent.
Long live the Bolivarian Revolution!”
— Luis Alberto Arce Catacora (Lucho Arce) (@LuchoXBolivia) October 19, 2023
On his behalf, the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz Canel, demanded the end of sanctions against the Venezuelan people:
“We recognize the Bolivarian government of Venezuela for the agreements reached in Barbados.
We demand the definitive cessation of the unilateral coercive measures applied by the US government against our Venezuelan brothers.”
— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) October 19, 2023