Ministers of 14 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean will discuss the situation in Venezuela at the meeting, which will take place in Canada next week said Friday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland.
“Together with our like-minded partners, we will continue to increase pressure on the regime of Maduro (President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro – if),” she said.
“Our goal is clear: a peaceful solution of the crisis and the restoration of democracy and human rights for all Venezuelans”, – said the head of the canadian foreign Ministry.
In the negotiations, which should take place on 26 October, will be attended by the foreign Ministers of Argentina, Brazil, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Chile and Jamaica.
Last Sunday, Venezuela held gubernatorial elections, which were won by the ruling United socialist party. The organization of American States, which includes Canada, did not recognize the election results. Secretary General Luis Almagro said that “in a country where there is no guarantee of an effective democracy, the election results can not be recognized”.
In addition, previously Canada and the United States imposed sanctions against the Venezuelan government. They accused the regime of President Maduro in “undemocratic” behavior.