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Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Statement on the situation in Venezuela

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Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, has declared Iceland‘s support for Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela. 

Due to the grave and deteriorating economic and political situation in Venezuela, several states have acknowledged Juan Guiado as interim president, including neighbouring states of Venezuela and many European states. They have also called for the urgent holding of free, transparent and credible presidential elections.

Last night, Minister Thórdarson issued a Twitter statement, in which he expressed Iceland’s support for Juan Guiadó, as interim President of Venezuela. Guiadó currently serves as the president of the democratically elected National Assembly of Venezuela. In his statement, Minister Thórdarson also urged the government of Venezuela to call free and fair elections and respect the will of the people. 

 

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