Caracas, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) From the Turkish capital today, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza demanded respect for the founding charter of the United Nations (UN) to end the economic siege against the country.
‘At the UN we see that a group of countries is ready to defend the principles of its founding charter; the threat and blockade against Venezuela are outside international law and should be denounced,’ stressed the diplomat quoted by the Foreign Ministry.
During a meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Arreaza also denounced U.S. attempts to take over the country’s natural resources through a change of government outside the Constitution.
On the other hand, the Foreign Minister acknowledged the strengthening of ties with Turkey, cooperation that in recent years increased more than five times on several sectors.
‘In Ankara we met with our brother Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. We reviewed our multilateral and bilateral cooperation on several sectors. Nothing and no one will be able to prevent the links between Venezuela and Turkey to become diversified and deepened,’ Arreaza wrote on Twitter.
Cavusoglu, for his part, condemned the unilateral illegitimate sanctions against any country and expressed the Turkish Executive’s rejection to the coercive measures that are intended to be imposed against Venezuela.
‘Sovereign and free countries must continue with their legitimate commercial exchange. Third countries do not have the power to qualify or comment on our bilateral relations,’ he added.