The Peruvian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that it “has never broken diplomatic relations with Venezuela” and has expressed its support for the Venezuelan dialogue taking place in Mexico, which it hopes will conclude with “positive results for the people”.
In a statement, the ministry corrected the latest statements made by Vice Minister Luis Enrique Chávez, pointing out that relations with the Caribbean country “have been maintained during past administrations” and “are currently at consular level”.
“The government of Peru is committed to the negotiations that are currently taking place in Mexico, host country and with the support of Norway and the accompaniment of Russia and the Netherlands, and hopes that they will be concluded with positive results for the Venezuelan people.” . “the ministry also added.
In this sense, it has helped the negotiations between the Venezuelan government and the opposition in Mexico City aim to “demand fair, free and democratic elections” and the “end of economic sanctions”. affecting the Venezuelan people. “
The Peruvian Foreign Ministry made this statement after Deputy Foreign Minister Luis Enrique Chávez said Monday that Peru did not recognize the Venezuelan authorities after having been consulted on whether the government recognized Maduro or the self-proclaimed “responsible president”. ” from Venezuela, Juan Guaidó.
“Peru has declared that there have been no legitimate authorities in Venezuela since January 5th,” he said, according to the Peruvian press.
The Peruvian Prime Minister Guido Bellido also corrected the Deputy Foreign Minister on Tuesday and reiterated that the position of the Peruvian government is to “recognize” the “legitimate authority” of Nicolás Maduro’s executive in Venezuela.
At the same time, he warned Foreign Ministers Óscar Maúrtua and Chávez that if they “do not like this position, the doors are open to them”.
In response to these words from Bellido, Interior Minister Juan Carrasco Millones has received an answer on previous occasions about her differences with the Venezuelan government, which she has sharply criticized.
“We are appointed by the President of the Republic, he will be the one who determines every situation and every type of opinion. We respect the opinion of every minister, there is democracy in the Council of Ministers,” Carrasco Millones said in a statement to the press.