News agency EFE informs that Foreign Minister Elias Jaua gave a press conference today at the Venezuelan Embassy in Paris. According to EFE, Jaua denounced a campaign orchestrated by transnational interests to destabilize the country trough violence.
“This is a campaign that has been perfectly articulated by powerful transnational interests, and the opposition plays a sad role: they are in charge of exercising violence against their own compatriots,” explained Jaua.
The Foreign Minister is on a European tour presenting the Venezuelan government’s narrative on the recent opposition protests to UN institutions.
He has already met with Irina Bokova, General Director of UNESCO. “We have come to the headquarters of UNESCO and have met its General Director, and we have made a presentation of the whole situation that the Venezuelan people are now going through: facing an antidemocratic, violent, and armed current that has harmed basic rights such as education and communication,” declared Jaua after the meeting.
Jaua will also travel to Rome where he will meet Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) officials and present evidence of an “ecocide” committed by the opposition by cutting down trees during the protests. He will also explain that the opposition has contaminated drinking water sources.
“We will go to each and every one of these institutions [so that] every day there is more and more awareness of the [presence of a] neofascist and violent current, with high levels of intolerance, racism and xenophobia that have unfortunately been inoculated in Venezuelan society,” said Jaua.
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