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Italy: Interior Minister Salvini meets delegation from Venezuelan opposition01:31

Italy: Interior Minister Salvini meets delegation from Venezuelan opposition

Italy, Rome
February 11, 2019 at 20:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

A delegation representing Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido met with Italian Interior minister Matteo Salvini in Rome on Monday, days after Guaido requested talks to discuss the political situation in the South American country.

Guaido sent a letter to both Salvini and deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Mario, requesting talks to illustrate his plans for Venezuela.

"[We ask Italy] to support our current president, who is Juan Guaido. A democratic president who, God willing, will bring Venezuela the future we are hoping for, to a transition under the banner of democracy, which is what we need most in our country. And we would like to have [the support] of this country", stated wife of opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, Mitzy Capriles, who was part of the delegation.

After meeting with the Venezuelan opposition envoys, Salvini confirmed his strong support for free elections in Venezuela and vowed to keep a tough stance towards Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Italy: Interior Minister Salvini meets delegation from Venezuelan opposition01:31
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A delegation representing Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido met with Italian Interior minister Matteo Salvini in Rome on Monday, days after Guaido requested talks to discuss the political situation in the South American country.

Guaido sent a letter to both Salvini and deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Mario, requesting talks to illustrate his plans for Venezuela.

"[We ask Italy] to support our current president, who is Juan Guaido. A democratic president who, God willing, will bring Venezuela the future we are hoping for, to a transition under the banner of democracy, which is what we need most in our country. And we would like to have [the support] of this country", stated wife of opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, Mitzy Capriles, who was part of the delegation.

After meeting with the Venezuelan opposition envoys, Salvini confirmed his strong support for free elections in Venezuela and vowed to keep a tough stance towards Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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