After the abstention vote of Honduras in the recent resolution approved by the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) where the serious situation of human rights violations in Nicaragua was condemned; the Honduran Foreign Minister Edward Henry Queen it argued that Tegucigalpa opted for that position because it does not meddle or intervene in the internal affairs of other countries.
“The position of the government of President (Xiomara) Castro is very clear, we are a country that respects international principles such as non-intervention in the internal affairs of other States and the self-determination of peoples,” the diplomat told the media outlet. The Herald.
Likewise, Foreign Minister Eduardo Reina stressed that Nicaragua is a friendly country and they will respect Nicaragua’s internal problems.
“We try to have an important relationship, especially with our neighbors without forgetting that they are countries with which we have an important human and commercial relationship, we respect internal issues with friendly and brother countries,” he said.
Honduran Deputy Foreign Minister Antonio García also expressed a position similar to that of Reina, emphasizing that the sovereignty of each country must be respected.
“In the case of Nicaragua, it is a neighboring country and there are particular relationships, situations that are handled with care and sometimes abstaining simply means respecting a little the sovereignty of another country,” Garcia assured the Honduran media outlet.
Honduras was one of the four countries that abstained from voting on a resolution of the OAS Permanent Council, which condemns the serious situation of violation of human, political and civil rights in Nicaragua, exercised by the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo .
On August 12, with the favorable vote of 27 member states, the body approved the resolution. The countries that also opted for abstention were Mexico, El Salvador and Bolivia.