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Maduro resigns and will not expel the EU ambassador to Caracas

July 2, 2020

Venezuela, the European Union’s Ambassador to Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, who gave Nicolás Maduro’s regime 72 hours earlier in the week to leave the country in retaliation for the recent sanctions passed by the 27 identify against a dozen senior Venezuelan officials.

The Union announced at the beginning of Thursday that despite Caracas’ announcement, “no formal notice” of the expulsion had been received in Brussels and that the bloc was in any case in favor of examining reciprocal measures beforehand to exploit diplomatic opportunities to solve this problem.

Finally, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, and the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, spoke on the phone and agreed on the need to maintain the framework of diplomatic relations, especially at times when cooperation between the two parties can Facilitate the path of political dialogue, “says a statement published by the parties.

Maduro resigns and will not expel the EU ambassador to CaracasMaduro resigns and will not expel the EU ambassador to Caracas

As a result, the statement added: “The Venezuelan government has decided to overturn the decision made on June 29, 2020, which declared Ambassador Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, head of the Union delegation, as” Persona non grata “. Europeans in Caracas”.