Venezuela - Deterioration of the situation (May 20, 2016)

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As the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy noted, we are deeply concerned by the establishment of the state of emergency and by the deterioration of the situation in Venezuela.

In the name of the friendship between our two countries, we encourage the Venezuelan government and Parliament to find a solution to the crisis affecting the Venezuelan people that respects their respective constitutional prerogatives.

France urges everyone to eschew violence, avoid any infringement of personal rights, and respect the rule of law.