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Peru: Lima Group FMs call on Russia, Turkey to drop support for Maduro02:15

Peru: Lima Group FMs call on Russia, Turkey to drop support for Maduro

Peru, Lima
May 4, 2019 at 02:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Foreign Ministers of the Lima Group reaffirmed their full support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, in a statement released after their meeting in Lima on Friday.

In the statement, the group said they "reaffirm their full support for the actions undertaken during the last few days by the Venezuelan people under the leadership of President Juan Guaido, in charge of restoring the rule of law in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in a peaceful manner and respecting the constitutional order, and encourage it to persevere in this effort."

In addition, the statement also condemned what they consider to be "the repression of the illegitimate and dictatorial regime of Nicolas Maduro," while also calling upon countries that back Maduro, such as Russia and Turkey, to stop their support.

"They decide to make the necessary arrangements for Cuba to participate in the search for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela," said Nestor Popolizio, Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Guaido called for an uprising on Tuesday to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power and some members of the military have reportedly defected to support him.

Venezuela has been in a political crisis since January 23, when Guaido declared himself interim-president, in a move that was rapidly granted official recognition by the United States and several other countries and international bodies.

Peru: Lima Group FMs call on Russia, Turkey to drop support for Maduro02:15
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Foreign Ministers of the Lima Group reaffirmed their full support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, in a statement released after their meeting in Lima on Friday.

In the statement, the group said they "reaffirm their full support for the actions undertaken during the last few days by the Venezuelan people under the leadership of President Juan Guaido, in charge of restoring the rule of law in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in a peaceful manner and respecting the constitutional order, and encourage it to persevere in this effort."

In addition, the statement also condemned what they consider to be "the repression of the illegitimate and dictatorial regime of Nicolas Maduro," while also calling upon countries that back Maduro, such as Russia and Turkey, to stop their support.

"They decide to make the necessary arrangements for Cuba to participate in the search for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela," said Nestor Popolizio, Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Guaido called for an uprising on Tuesday to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power and some members of the military have reportedly defected to support him.

Venezuela has been in a political crisis since January 23, when Guaido declared himself interim-president, in a move that was rapidly granted official recognition by the United States and several other countries and international bodies.