New UNASUR commission in Caracas for peace talks

 

Caracas, 07 Abr. AVN.- Foreign ministers of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) arrived in Caracas last Sunday night to take part in the National Peace Conference during Monday and Tuesday, amid efforts of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to reach dialog with opposition groups.

This is the second time a UNASUR commission arrives in the country to foster dialog among all sectors, in this opportunity came Suriname's Winston Lackin, Brazil's Luiz Figueredo, Argentina's Hector Timerman, Uruguay's Luis Almagro, Chile's Heraldo Muñoz and Bolivia's David Choquehuanca.

The foreign minister were welcomed at Simon Bolivar international airport, in Vargas state, by vice-minister for North America Claudia Salerno and for Africa, Reinaldo Bolivar, reported the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry.

Previously, Venezuelan foreign minister Elias Jaua had said that his South American counterparts would "support, accompany, advise talks under the National Peace Conference, seeking to end with that violent, extremist trend that has caused so much pain and suffering to our people."

A first UNASUR commission visited Venezuela on March 25-26. In that opportunity, they met with representatives of the different religious churches in the country, socialist and opposition students, socialist and opposition political leaders, businesspeople.

Before leaving the country, the UNASUR commission called on stopping all violent actions and condemned "any attempt to break constitutional order."

Far right groups and terrorists have been staging violent actions in some cities of the country, murdering 39 people and harassing public and private institutions across the country.

The National Government and organized people have neutralized violence through peaceful demonstrations, while security bodies work to hold extremist groups.

Currently, the violent groups have been reduced to small spots located in municipalities governed by opposition mayors, with underhand inaction of local policemen.

07/04/2014 - 08:11 am