Venezuela - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (7 August 2017)

Q - Do you have any comment on the removal of Venezuela’s attorney-general?

A - France deplores the removal of Luisa Ortega Diaz, Venezuela’s attorney-general, who embodied an institution that is fundamental to the rule of law in that country.

This decision is not one that will lead to the easing of tensions, dialogue, and national reconciliation, all of which are vital to ending the grave crisis there.

We will be paying close attention to the personal situation of Ms. Ortega Diaz and that of jailed opposition politicians, and to respect for the rule of law in Venezuela.

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