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

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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.