Namibia denounces “foreign powers” meddling in the affairs of Venezuela

Namibia’s Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation this week explained the country’s position on Venezuela’s deepening political crisis.

Venezuelans are polarised between the country’s President, Nicolas Maduro, and the opposition leader Juan Guaido who declared himself interim President with country’s like the United States in support of that and several European countries calling for fresh elections to determine the country’s leadership.

Namibia’s view is that foreign powers should be staying out of Venezuela’s domestic affairs in this regard and for the country to be allowed time to normalise the situation.
The statement issued by the International Affairs and Cooperation Ministry reads as follows: “The Government of the Republic of Namibia has been following with great concern the political developments in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The concern is that the political developments are arising from the unwarranted interference in the domestic afairs of Venezuela by foreign powers.
It is further noted that the elections were conducted in accordance with the domestic laws of Venezuela without any external interference. The domestic electoral laws of Venezuela provides mechanisms in which electoral disputes are to be addressed.
Namibia calls on the international community to allow the people of Venezuela to resolve their internal issues in an amicable and peaceful manner and within the confines of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We further call on the international community to be impartial and not to take sides in the dispute.
Namibians stand in solidarity with the People of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.”
Pictured on the right: President Nicolas Maduro (right top) and Juan Guaido who is an opposition figure that soared in popularity amongst Venezuelans against the re-election of President Maduro.

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