The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejected the arrogant and illicit decision of the European Union (EU), through which it extends until May 14, 2024, the illegal Unilateral Coercive Measures (MCU) against the Venezuelan people.
The information was released through a statement published by the Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Yván Gil, on his account on the X social network, on which he mentions that “The EU reflects its continuous interference in the internal affairs of the country, which aims to punish Venezuelans.”
Likewise, the document detailed that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reiterates the content of the Resolution of the United Nations Organization, through “through which it was highlighted that the UCM are contrary to international law, the Charter of the United Nations United Nations and to the norms and principles that govern peaceful relations between States.”
Following, the full text of the communique:
“The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects the arrogant and illicit decision by the European Union, through which it extends until May 14, 2024 the illegal Unilateral Coercive Measures against the Venezuelan people, published today November 13, 2023, which disables them from participating in the Venezuelan political processes, since it violates the sacred principles of the Constitution, and transgresses the rules described in the Charter of the United Nations.
With this decision, the European Union once again reflects to the International Community the continuity of its policy of intervention in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, by applying measures that are degrading, harmful and unjust, which in this case intend to punish Venezuelan citizens that perform their duties within the framework of the Law.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reiterates the content of the Resolution of the United Nations Organization, approved by the majority of the Member States last November 7, through which is stressed that the Unilateral Coercive Measures are contrary to the International Right, to the Humanitarian International Right, to the Charter of the United Nations, and the Norms and Principles that rule the pacific relations between States.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reaffirms the solidity of its Democracy and its institutions, and will keep on demanding the definitive cease of such measures, which consequences and negative impact affect the possibility of a constructive and respectful dialogue between the States. We urge the European Union to avoid making Colonialist practices with Sovereign States such as Venezuela, and to create instead positive spaces of cooperation in order face with efficacy the common challenges and defiances.”
Caracas, November 13, 2023