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Foreign Minister to Denounce US Interference to Non-Aligned Movement and G77

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Elías Jaua, announced Monday that he will attend the Non-Aligned Movement Summit, to be held in Algeria on May 28 and 29, where he will denounce United States Government interference in Venezuela’s domestic affairs.

“We will participate in the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, the group which has the most numbers and influence in the United Nations … [and] we will speak in defense of peace for the Venezuelan people, in defense of the right to live in democracy, to the over 100 countries that will participate in the summit,” Jaua said during a press conference at the Foreign Ministry.

He added that the aforementioned meeting will also set the date for the Presidential Summit to take place in Caracas next year, where Venezuela will take over the presidency of this multinational body.

The Foreign minister also announced that he will denounce US interference at the upcoming G77 plus China summit that will take place in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on June 14 and 15.

On May 22 and 23, during a meeting of Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) foreign ministers in Ecuador, Jaua formally presented a complaint against the United States.

“The Government and Senate of the United States of America, displaying their alleged hegemony, has been systematically failing its international obligation of non-interference in Venezuela’s domestic affairs by developing a set of declarative and legislative actions with the goal of emitting negative judgments about the attention the Venezuelan State has given to the violent actions of a vandalistic and criminal nature perpetrated by armed, violent groups of the Venezuelan political opposition, and threatening to establish legislation that would unilaterally sanction the Venezuelan State,” reads part of the text Jaua presented to this regional bloc that is made up of 12 South American countries.

In this UNASUR document, President Nicolás Maduro’s administration noted that as of February 21, 2014, the US State Department, through its Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson, have persisted in systematic interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs and in supporting violent groups that have left hundreds wounded and destroyed public and private institutions.

Venezuela is also planning to present this complaint to the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, a regional bloc made up of 33 countries.

AVN / Press – Venezuelan Embassy in the US / May 27, 2014

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