Serhat TUNAR –TDO- Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa confirmed Tuesday that his country’s government will be represented on Jan 10 at the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro as president of Venezuela this coming Thursday 10, reported Prensa Latina.
Nin Novoa criticized the Lima Group, which once again called for Venezuela to hold new elections. Mexico, presided over a month ago by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, was the only member of the group that refused to sign the hostile declaration pushed by Washington and said it will be sending a representative to Maduro's inauguration.
'We recognize states and Venezuela is a state with which we have relations. A confrontation and isolation policy is not the most beneficial to find a solution to the country's conflict', emphasized the head of Uruguayan diplomacy.
He also stressed that Uruguay has no 'competence or authority to typify a foreign government' in response to criticism from the opposition National Party, whose leaders are calling for a more resolute demonstration on the alleged illegitimacy of the reelected government.
There were elections and part of the opposition did not run, which has its share of responsibility', Nin Novoa said.