PRESS RELEASE 004
Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation and Acting President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó Márquez
25/01/2020
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Arancha González Laya, met on Saturday with the acting President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, on his visit to Spain within the framework of his international tour this week.

They exchanged perspectives on the serious political, social and humanitarian crisis ravaging the country, and on channels that will enable democracy, the rule of law and prosperity to return to Venezuela.

The minister expressed the full backing of the Government of Spain for the Acting President of Venezuela. She also conveyed the Government of Spain’s interest in contributing, with all the means at its disposal, to create the right conditions to hold presidential elections with democratic guarantees. Spain is working to this end with its partners in the European Union and through the International Contact Group and will foster the creation of a consensus with other players and groups involved in the crisis.

The minister also conveyed to the Acting President her satisfaction at the way many Venezuelan migrants have integrated well into Spain who, after having abandoned their country due to the crisis, have chosen Spain as their final destination. Spain wishes to respond to the generosity that Venezuela showed to Spanish migrants for decades.

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