The Venezuelan government ruled on the situation of its former consular headquarters in BogotáColombia, after it was registered a fire in the building during the early hours of April 18. For Chavismo, these events are a violation of international diplomatic laws.
“The lack of shelter and protection of this Consular Headquarters violates the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations in its article 22 and 45 of which both States are part”, highlights the Venezuelan government in a statement.
In the face of this fire Venezuela denounces a “permanent vandalization” of the building and recalls that it is Colombia’s obligation to “protect the premises of the mission against any intrusion or damage” so you consider that the basic norms of diplomatic relations are being violated.
After this fire, Chavismo “demands the Colombian Government to due respect and protection to diplomatic headquarters and Venezuelan consular offices in Colombia” and fulfill its “international responsibilities”.