MFA: Georgia supports Juan Guaido's efforts to create interim government, encourage the country’s democratic transformation
MFA: Georgia supports Juan Guaido's efforts to create interim government, encourage the country’s democratic transformation

Georgia recognises the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela and expresses its full confidence in the National Assembly as the only legitimate body elected by the Venezuelan people, – reads the statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

According to the statement, Georgia has repeatedly fixed its firm position that the country recognizes neither the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro as the president of Venezuela nor the results of the presidential elections conducted in Venezuela, on 20 May 2018.

“Georgia recognises the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela and expresses its full confidence in the National Assembly as the only legitimate body elected by the Venezuelan people.  Georgia has on more than one occasion stated its firm position that the country recognises neither  the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro as the president of Venezuela nor the results of the presidential elections conducted in Venezuela, on 20 May 2018.

Georgia fully supports the efforts of Juan Guaido to create an interim government, encourage the country’s democratic transformation, the rule of law and the protection of human rights. Georgia hopes that the political process in Venezuela will continue peacefully and the Venezuelan people will have the opportunity to vote in free and fair elections.

Georgia expresses the hope that the legitimate government of Venezuela will firmly support the fundamental principle of international law – respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the internationally recognized borders of independent states.

Georgia remains committed to develop mutually beneficial partner relations with the legitimate government of Venezuela both in bilateral and multilateral formats, with full respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia”, – reads the statement of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

“Following the statement on non-recognition of the results of the Presidential elections held in Venezuela, Georgia recognizes Juan Guaido as an Interim President welcomes statements of our partners and supports citizens of Venezuela in their fight 4 freedom and democracy”, – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Davit Zalkaliani wrote this statement on Twitter.

 

 

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