Currently, Europe is going through an aggravated economic recession as a result of a deep energy crisis, “due to the efforts of a short-sighted leadership that only seeks confrontation, domination and subordination of hegemonic powers,” said the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Venezuela Carlos Faria.
“We know that an economic recession is looming over Europe at the moment, aggravated by a deep energy crisis; crisis that predicts high fuel prices, due to the efforts of a short-sighted leadership that only seeks confrontation, domination and subordination of hegemonic powers, as well as the disproportionate use of illegal unilateral coercive measures, as a new weapon of war,” Faría said. during the III Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the European Union (CELAC-EU), which was held in Argentina.
According to a note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during his speech at the international event he stressed that “the current geopolitical reality in Europe pushes the European Union (EU) to once again turn its gaze towards our region.”
He considered that the socioeconomic impact resulting “from the Nazi coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014 and the crimes against humanity against the Russian-speaking population in the east of that country”, led to the induced conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
In this sense, he showed the clear interest of the European Union to contain the advance of strategic partners for Latin America such as Russia and China; in addition to its claims to expand the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to Eurasia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Venezuela bets on peace
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Carlos Faría reiterated that peace must prevail over war and expressed Venezuela’s support for any diplomatic effort in favor of a satisfactory solution for the parties regarding the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
He explained that the solution to the conflict must be “without pressure, or doctrines of a world based on rules, as proposed by Western powers, contrary to the principles of equality and peaceful coexistence between states, as established by the principles of the Charter of The United Nations”.
For this reason, and given this world scenario, the Chancellor continued, “we hope that the decisions adopted by the governments of Europe will be sufficient to avoid the social and humanitarian catastrophe that is coming.”
They demand to remove the blockade
At the international meeting, under the slogan: “Renewing the bi-regional association to strengthen peace and sustainable development”, Venezuela raised its voice to once again demand the elimination of the blockade and unilateral coercive measures against the countries of the region.
“We demand the lifting of the blockade and the Unilateral Coercive Measures against Latin American and Caribbean countries,” stressed Foreign Minister Carlos Faría, through his account on the social network Twitter.
Venezuela willing to help the EU
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister in his speech also emphasized that the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, “is willing to help the EU (European Union) to overcome its energy crisis, with fair trade, under equal conditions and benefits.”
In that sense, he demanded “the release of our assets in European banks and the end of the economic and financial blockade against Venezuela.”
“We call on European countries to condemn this oil blockade and join forces to resume the healthy commercial exercise that has existed between our oil industry and European oil companies. In Venezuela we are ready for a new relationship!” Faría stressed on Twitter.