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NSA John Bolton leads US delegation to Lima Group’ International Conference on Democracy in Venezuela

Lima, August 6: United States national security advisor John Bolton and US secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross have arrived in Lima to participate in an international conference, organized by the Lima group, on the pertaining political crisis in Venezuela.

White House team head Elliott Abrams for the Venezuela issue is also expected to arrive in Lima to attend the conference.

In a tweet, Bolton said: “Looking forward to my trip to Lima for the International Conference on Democracy in Venezuela to discuss the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela w/ regional leaders. This is a great opportunity to meet w/ friends in the Hemisphere on continued support for Interim Pres.”

Peru’s Foreign Relations serve, Néstor Popolizio, and the individuals from the Lima Group have welcomed 100 nations to the global meeting — including China, Cuba, Russia and Turkey, none of which are required to visit—to “create an international environment that will help the Venezuelan people themselves rise above the grave situation,” acting inside their protected request, the standards of worldwide law and the full consistence of the vote based framework. Peru trusts the gathering will construct support for early decisions in Venezuela.

Russia expressed it won’t be at the meeting since it questioned the gathering could contribute anything to the exchange procedure previously started between the Maduro organization and the resistance — talks are being held in Barbados with the intervention of Norway—and accepts that weight from outside could confound any probability of trust between the different sides.

The Lima Group emphatically advocates for an answer came to without power among Maduro and the resistance, yet the U.S. designation intends to have a “major nearness” at the gathering.

A week ago, President Donald Trump said he was thinking about a bar on Venezuela. In Washington this end of the week, John Bolton said he accepts the Barbados talks will get no place and contradicts decisions in Venezuela while Maduro stays in power on the grounds that the outcomes could be controlled.

Bolton is known to have a penchant for military intercessions, while Abrams is increasingly down to business yet was associated with the Iran-Contra arms exchanging embarrassment during the Reagan organization. Wilbur Ross assumes a less unmistakable job however has been planning a monetary methodology for Venezuela post-Maduro.

Agents from three universal associations and 59 nations will be at the gathering, including from 18 Latin American nations, the Vatican, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, Israel, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa. Neither President Maduro of Venezuela nor Juan Guaidó, perceived by exactly 50 countries as the between time president, have been invited to the gathering.

Bolton met with Peru’s external affairs minister Néstor Popolizio and said: “Great to see @NestorPopolizio in Lima today! We had a productive discussion on the way forward in Venezuela and how to build a stronger relationship to safeguard regional prosperity and security. Thank you and the Peruvian Government for hosting a great event.”

White House NSA also met FM Antonio Rivas of Paraguay today. Bolton said, “We discussed the importance of strong democratic institutions and I expressed support for President Abdo’s anti-corruption efforts.”

He also met with Peru’s president It was an honor to meet Martin Vizcarra and said, “It was an honor to meet to thank him for Peru’s leadership on Venezuela and to discuss our continued partnership.”

Bolton also held “great discussions” with FM Araujo of Brazil in Lima.



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