Borrell says that the US supports the mission of observers from the EU to Venezuela

The United States supports the controversial shipment of a Mission of the European Union to Venezuela to supervise the elections that are celebrated next month

Borrell says that the US supports the mission of observers from the EU to Venezuela

The United States supports the controversial shipment of a Mission of the European Union to Venezuela to supervise the elections that are celebrated next month in that country. This was given to understand the High Representative for Foreign Affairs of the European Union, Josep Borrell, in the visit of him to Washington, which concludes this Friday. "If the United States was against, he would have said it. Officially, he has not said anything. There are silences that are very explicit," Borrell said at a meeting with journalists. The US Department of State had not responded to a request for information from the world regarding whether that is the US position.

The person responsible for the EU's foreign policy rated the "less committed" attitude of the US "natural", but insisted that what was marking Washington's policy in relation to the transition to democracy in Venezuela is a phrase of the joint statement That the State Department issued Thursday, after Borrell met with the head of US diplomacy, Antony Blinken, who said that both underlined their strong support for efforts to restore democratic order "in that country.

Borrell justified Brussels' decision to send observers Although in the elections last year he did not claim that the regime of Nicolás Maduro has fulfilled all the necessary requirements, which enumerated one by one: "If the opposition is presented; If the exploratory mission [of the EU] says that it has perceived a very widespread desire by civil society and people so that, if there are elections, there is a mission of electoral observation of Europe; if we have achieved that the Venezuelan government Accept all the conditions that we put on; if we have found that there has been an effective presentation of the opposition that has not been difficult for them to compute those who wish them in the elections. " That yes: the head of the EU diplomacy insisted that "I already know that elections in Venezuela are not as in Switzerland. The Venezuelan regime is the one that is, that we all know."

Borrell has spent three days in Washington, on his first visit to the US as a high representative of the EU since Joe Biden took possession of the position of President, in January. In addition to Blinken, he has met with the undersecretary of Defense, Kathleen Hicks, which he transmitted the idea that the narrowing of European military cooperation will not create a force that compete with NATO. "It's about creating a complementary military capacity of the Atlantic Alliance," Borrell insisted, which stressed that "the best organization for the Territorial Defense of Europe is NATO."

Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 04:37

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