The United States maintains its unconditional support for Venezuela, said the representative of the Venezuelan National Assembly in Panama, Fabiola Zavarce, when she found out about the position stated by the Undersecretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Brian Nichols.
The statements of the high representative of Joe Biden’s Administration were generated in an appearance that Nichols made before the Foreign Subcommittee of the Chamber of Deputies in which the priorities of the White House for Latin America and the Caribbean were addressed.
His verbatim words were: “We recognize Interim President Juan Guaidó and his government. We continue to work closely with them. And I do not expect any change in that sense.” He said in answer to a question posed by Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar.
He also made it clear that they do not plan to recognize Maduro’s regime, as he asserted after a direct question that, “I do not see any change in our position.”
A few months ago, in an online meeting held between Juan Guaidó and the Secretary of State of the Government of the United States, Mr. Antony Blinken, he highlighted the willingness to work in cooperation with the United States and other allies to end the crisis in Venezuela. After this meeting, President Guaidó remarked that there is a “firm commitment to restoring democracy and stopping the suffering of millions of Venezuelans. The United States continues to be one of our main allies in achieving the transition.”
Ms. Zavarce highlights that “we will not cease in our efforts to work with the international community to achieve free, fair and transparent presidential and parliamentary elections, in accordance with international standards.”
She adds that “reaching the electoral goal is undoubtedly the only possible way out of the political, economic and social crisis that Venezuela is facing as a consequence of more than 20 years of misrule by Chávez and now Maduro.”