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  • Venezuela Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza responds to questions in the press briefing room at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, U.S. Feb. 12, 2019.

    Venezuela Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza responds to questions in the press briefing room at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, U.S. Feb. 12, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Published 12 February 2019

Also, Jorge Arreaza said that the government of Nicolas Maduro is willing to sit with the opposition for dialogue, regardless of place, day or time.

During a press conference at the United Nations Tuesday, Foreign Minister of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza condemned the attempted coup against Venezuela and accused members of the international body of the indifference before such a scenario.

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"In Venezuela there is no humanitarian crisis, there is a blockaded and besieged economy (...) Enough of so much lies, we came here to defend the truth of Venezuela," said the diplomat after his meeting with the 120 members of the Movement of Not Aligned Nations (NAM) accusing the U.S. of leading a coup d'état directly and openly "for the first time in the history of Latin America,"remembering that before, the U.S. government had operated as sponsor but not as author in coup against other countries. .

"Anything can happen, and there is no reaction" by the U.N.said  Arreaza, reading article 4 of the Charter of the international organization and recalling the principles of the organization's deeds, ensuring that it has the credibility and recognition of the organization.

Also, Jorge Arreaza said that the government of Nicolas Maduro is willing to sit with the opposition for dialogue, regardless of place, day or time, reiterating that they constantly extend this invitation. "Let's sit down with the mechanism of Montevideo, with the Caracas mechanism, whatever they want," he said.

The Bolivarian politician called the opposition "Venezuelan brothers," assuring that he hopes they will soon become independent from the United States and accused foreign forces in Colombia and the United States, of having boycotted the dialogue between 2016 and 2017 between both parties, with the aim of harming the South American country.

In addition, he addressed the peoples of the world to thank them and ask them to continue supporting and supporting the government of Venezuela.

Arreaza said that during his visit to North American country will meet with permanent representatives of various nations and is very happy after his meeting Monday night with Secretary General of the U.N. Antonio Guterres, in which cooperation deepened "In those areas in which the Venezuelan economy has been very impacted by all this international aggression directed from Washington," he said.

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