MADRID, Jan. 24 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The self-proclaimed “president in charge” of Venezuela and opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, held a meeting this Friday with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, at the Elysee Palace in the framework of an international tour that has taken him to Colombia, United Kingdom , Brussels, Davos and now France.
Although they have not transcended the details of the meeting, the meeting has been confirmed by the National Communication Center, which serves as the press office of Guaidó and has disseminated a series of photographs of the reception in a message posted on its Twitter account.
“The president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, held a meeting with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, at the Elysee Palace in France,” says the tweet.
Shortly after, the 'ambassador' appointed by the opposition leader for the United States, Carlos Vecchio, has confirmed that after meeting with the French leader they have “embraced with their Venezuelan brothers in the country”. “Thank you for your fight,” he concluded.
Thus, they have held a meeting with the Venezuelan diaspora in France, where they have urged to imagine “the whole country going on the same goal”. “Today we all want freedom and change,” said Guaidó, who said that “there are a few who support the dictatorship.”
“They say that Maduro is strong, that he has control. I invite you to go to the border. (…)” They have no control of the border or the territory, (…) the ELN moves freely ” , has asserted in relation to the Colombian National Liberation Army.
Guaidó, who has once again claimed to hold “free elections” in Venezuela, is scheduled to meet this Saturday in Madrid with the Spanish Foreign Minister, Arancha González Laya.
On January 23, 2019, Guaidó proclaimed himself “president in charge” to prevent Nicolás Maduro from completing the second term so that he who took office a few days before as considered winner of elections that a good part of the international community and the Venezuelan opposition consider fraudulent
In this year, Guaido has been recognized by more than 50 countries, including Spain, and the United States, Canada, Switzerland and the EU have issued economic and diplomatic sanctions against Maduro and other senior officials of his Administration.