Spain has urged the member countries of the European Union (EU) to review the sanctions they have imposed over the years against Venezuela, especially since the United States has decided to make the coercive measures applied more easily. in the South American country, in accordance with the agreements reached through dialogue. between the Government of Nicolás Maduro and the extremist wing of the opposition.
“I intervened with my colleagues to propose the study of the review of the EU sanctions on Venezuela, in line with the recent decisions of the United States, in that sense, and given the positive evolution of the dialogue between the Venezuelans ,” said the Foreign Minister. this monday. Spain, José Manuel Albares, in a press conference.
The Spanish official explained that after his request, the high representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, told him that he agreed to his request and that the study of sanctions against Venezuela will be addressed and reviewed by “a the future Council of Foreign Affairs.”
Albares’ statements come a few days after the Government of Maduro and the so-called Unitary Platform, made up of various factions of the most radical or extreme right opposition, reactivated the process of political dialogue and new agreements are signed with Barbados. “guarantees of elections for all” and the “protection of the vital interests of the Nation.”
These agreements were applauded by Washington, which decided to temporarily suspend some unilateral sanctions against the South American country.
Last week, Borrell, together with the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, the Foreign Ministers of Canada, Mélanie Joly, and the United Kingdom, James Cleverly, issued a statement in which they said that the agreement between Government and that opposition sector. , it is a “necessary step to continue an inclusive process of dialogue and the restoration of democracy in Venezuela.”
Representatives of these governments—which have promoted sanctions, blocked Venezuelan assets abroad, ignored Maduro’s legitimacy, and supported the same experiment with Juan Guaidó’s regime—have declared that they support Venezuela. “a peaceful negotiated outcome leading to elections.” fair and competitive.