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Guaidó urges G7 countries to discuss Venezuela’s crisis at the summit

August 26, 2019

MADRID, Aug. 26 (EUROPE PRESS) –

The self-proclaimed Venezuelan “president in charge”, Juan Guaidó, has sent a letter to the countries that make up the G7 in which he has asked them to include the Venezuelan crisis at the summit.

Guaidó has stressed the importance of “putting an end to the suffering of Venezuelans, achieving freedom and charting the path for prompt free elections,” according to the newspaper 'El Nacional'.

In addition, the president of the National Assembly of Venezuela has indicated that he expects the members of the G7 to discuss at the summit, which is held in France and ends on Monday, discuss imposing new sanctions for those “responsible for human rights violations” in the country.

Guaidó has also affirmed that the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, “remains illegally in power and allies such as Russia, China and Cuba continue to preserve commercial and political military relations that further aggravate the generalized crisis.”

Therefore, he has called on the G7 countries to request meetings with the ambassadors of Russia, China and Cuba, according to the newspaper, 'El Universal'.

Venezuela is immersed in a political crisis that worsened last January because of Maduro's decision to start a second term that neither the opposition nor much of the international community recognizes. In response, Guaido proclaimed himself interim president.

More than 50 countries, including the United States, have recognized Guaidó as “president in charge” of Venezuela to lead a peaceful transition. However, Maduro remains in the Miraflores Palace with important support, including Russia, China or Turkey.