Lopez Obrador Calls for Peaceful Solution in Venezuela

Mexico, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday called on all parties involved in the conflict in Venezuela to seek a negotiated solution through dialogue and non-violence.

In his morning press conference at the National Palace, Lopez Obrador was asked about the US pressures to recognize the artificial president created by the White House in the figure of a lawmaker in contempt, Juan Guaido, and he said that Mexico’s stance in accordance with the Constitution is invariable.

Respectfully, I ask all parties in the conflict to sit to talk and seek a peaceful solution. I can do that because our Constitution speaks about non-violent solutions to disputes.

I call for that, not for polarization, not for confrontation, not for manipulation, least of all for violence. I don’t want to give any kinds of opinions. We have established our position, which is in the Constitution, he repeated. Lopez Obrador confirmed that Mexico is willing to assist in a dialogue to achieve peace in any nation. The doors to our territory are open to dialogue and that mediating role can be done not only by us, but also by the Uruguayans, diplomats of world prestige, the UN, even the Church has already done so.

It means that there are ways to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Venezuela and the parties must show their will to that. That is one of the reasons why we don’t want to take sides.

What I don’t want is to get involved in an affair that is very polarized. I don’t want to be lamp in the street, darkness in the house. First to attend to our problems and follow the principles which have always been applied on the best times of the country: non-intervention, self-determination of the peoples, peaceful solution.

Mexico is respectful of the decision made by other peoples and other governments, and no one likes that our neighbors interfere in the colony, in the affairs of our families, in our homes, the president added.

Let us not forget that respect for the rights of others means peace. Who are we to interfere in and judge what is happening in that country? He wondered in reference to Venezuela.


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