Foreign Minister Faría demands the release of the Emtrasur plane and its crew

Foreign Minister Faría demands the release of the Emtrasur plane and its crew

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Carlos Faría, expressed his solidarity with the victims of the hijacking of the Emtrasur plane, on the occasion of three months of this event, and demanded the release of the aircraft and the crew.

“To # A3MesesDelSecuestroDelAvisión from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela we raise our voice with more force so that the crew returns home with their families and to have our plane back. Our sovereignty is respected. We want them back! ”, The Chancellor shared through his account on the social network Twitter.

illegal retention

For the Venezuelan foreign minister, the retention of the plane by the Argentine authorities is an “illegal act and there was absolutely not a single element to suspect that there was something irregular with the aircraft,” Faría said this Sunday, during his participation in the program ” Here with Ernesto Villegas».

He remembered that the plane Emtrasur It was used, in addition to conventional operations, to transport vaccines against the covid-19 pandemic, medical equipment and supplies, and for humanitarian missions in other nations to the country, according to a note of the Foreign Ministry.

“It is what characterizes our Government, meeting all needs and that is the main reason why they disable and hijack the plane,” he stressed.

Likewise, he emphasized that the hijacking of the Emtrasur cargo plane is an illegal measure that dispossesses the country of assets and threatens the Venezuelan people.

world solidarity

After the retention of the plane by the Argentine authorities, various organizations and countries around the world have shown solidarity with Venezuela and have condemned the hijacking of the plane and its crew, 14 Venezuelans and five Iranians.

Likewise, the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, has declared and denounced that this fact is one more maneuver by the United States to seize the Venezuelan plane.

In this regard, the human rights organization, suresreported this Tuesday, through his account on the social network Twitter that he sent a report to the UN Special Rapporteur, Alena Douhan, expressing concern about the retention of the Venezuelan plane in Argentine territory, pointing out the fact as a sign of the execution of sanctions imposed by the US against Venezuela.

For its part, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (SUNRISE-TCP), demanded this Tuesday the release of the crew of the plane of the Aerocargo del Sur Transport Company (Emtrasur) illegally held in Argentina for three months.

“The member states of ALBA-TCP join the demand of the people and the Government of Venezuela for the release of the Venezuelan crew held illegally and illegitimately by the Judicial Authorities of the Argentine Republic,” the statement, published by the Executive Secretary of the organization, Sacha Llorenti, on his account on the social network Twitter.

Emtrasur plane case

The plane that has been held since Monday, June 6, 2022 at the Ezeiza airport, Buenos Aires, is a Boeing 747-300 M, identified with the registration number YV3531, and belongs to the Venezuelan company Emtrasur, a subsidiary of Conviasa.

The Argentine justice retains the plane in conjunction with an operation at the level of social media and social networks promoted by sectors of the right of that country, and after not finding evidence of any crime, nor legal justification against the plane and its crew, The Argentine judicial system argues that a United States court requires it to be seized, which is why the aircraft does not finish returning to the country.

According to a worked published by Últimas Noticias, there are sufficient elements to determine that the decision made by Judge Federico Villena to seize the Venezuelan plane belonging to the company Emtrasur, a subsidiary of Conviasa, constitutes an act determined more for political reasons than for strictly legal reasons, in a network that involves characters linked to former right-wing president Mauricio Macri, declared an opponent of the Government of Venezuela.

Given this scenario, the Venezuelan people and the families of the crew demand justice and the return of the aircraft and its crew.

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