BRUSSELS, Feb. 10 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, held a telephone conversation with Chilean Foreign Minister Teodoro Ribera on Monday, who was moved by the “concern” of the EU about the “disproportionate response” of Police to protests in Chile.
“Chile has experienced in recent months an extensive civic mobilization marked by violent incidents … Borrell has expressed concern about the disproportionate response of the Police and the violence of certain groups participating in the demonstrations,” said the Borrell press office in a statement.
In any case, the head of European diplomacy has “recognized” the measures already taken by the Government in this situation and mentions in particular his “readiness for investigation by internal and international Human Rights organizations.”
In addition, both parties “have agreed to explore the possibilities for exchanging best police training practices on actions and protocols to restore public order with full respect for Human Rights.”
Borrell and Ribera have also addressed the situation in Venezuela with a view to the next meeting in Canada of the so-called Lima Group – formed by the most critical American countries with the Government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. “They agree on the urgency of achieving a negotiated political solution between the two parties that leads to the holding of legislative and presidential elections,” the statement said.