Venezuela - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (18.07.17)

Q - Would you like to see the EU adopt sanctions against the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela if it carries out his project to create a Constituent Assembly?

A - For us, the priority is to encourage the government to take positive steps to end the violence and ease tensions, and to encourage all the parties to engage in a sincere dialogue.

We call for respect of the rule of law and a credible political dialogue based on the will of all the parties to reach a compromise to end the current grave crisis whose leading victim is the Venezuelans themselves.

High Representative Federica Mogherini expressed the same position yesterday following the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.

SITE MAP