TEHRAN (defapress) - Cuba's foreign minister urged his Canadian counterpart to help in efforts to persuade the US to lift sanctions on Venezuela.
News ID: 78544
Publish Date: 30August 2019 - 21:17
"I expressed that tightening of #US coercive measures vs #Venezuela damages its people and are contrary to International Law and the dialogue process," Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said Wednesday after his meeting with Chrystia Freeland.
Rodriguez also reiterated Cuba's "firm and invariable" solidarity with Caracas and President Nicolas Maduro, inviting all parties to "respectful" dialogue in line with international law, Anadolu Agency reported.
He rejected the use or threat of force in Latin America and the Caribbean, pressing for sovereign equality and non-interference.
According to a statement on the same day by the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Rodriguez thus proposed Canada to "contribute" to the elimination of sanctions.
Washington has been focusing on economic and diplomatic pressure against Venezuela, imposing sanctions on Maduro and top officials as well as several governmental departments as it seeks the president's resignation.
After imposing sweeping sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil firm PDVSA in January, Trump issued an executive order earlier this month freezing all assets in the US belonging to the Venezuelan government in a major escalation of tensions with Caracas.