TEHRAN (defapress)- The Lima Group regional bloc does not support any military intervention in Venezuela, Peruvian Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio stated, amid the escalating political crisis in Caracas.
News ID: 75301
Publish Date: 30January 2019 - 15:32
"We have always said, not only on behalf of Peru, but as the Lima Group, that we do not support any military intervention in Venezuela", Popolizio said, as quoted by the TV Peru channel.
Popolizio also confirmed that the Lima Group would convene a meeting in Canada's Ottawa in early February.
The statement comes after Head of Venezuelan National Assembly Juan Guaido stated that he would appoint diplomatic representatives in a number of countries, including the United States, Canada, Argentina, Colombia and the Lima Group.
Mass protests started across Venezuela on January 21 and lasted for several days. Two days after, Guaido declared himself the country's interim president. Incumbent leader Nicolas Maduro has claimed that Washington had been orchestrating an anti-government coup in the country.
The Lima Group, which comprises 12 member states, was established in August 2017 to promote democratic reforms in Venezuela.