Venezuela – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his counterpart, Delcy Rodriguez (Paris, July 27, 2016)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault received his Venezuelan counterpart, Delcy Rodriguez, on July 27.

They reviewed our bilateral cooperation.

Mr. Ayrault addressed the difficult situation in Venezuela and reiterated France’s support – in conjunction with that of our European partners – for the mediation effort by the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), led by former Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero, former Dominican President Leonel Fernández, and former Panamanian President Martin Torrijos.

Mr. Ayrault also noted that France is paying particular attention to the situation of imprisoned political opposition figures and hopes for a swift resumption of dialogue, in line with the democratic and constitutional framework.