Contact theSOPAbout theSOPSupport theSOPWritersEditorsManaging Editors
theSOP logo
Published:August 8th, 2017 08:09 EST
venezuela

UN Chief Urges Venezuelans to Ease Tensions and Engage in Negotiations

By SOP newswire3

United Nations Secretary-General Guterres is closely following recent developments in Venezuela, his Spokesperson told reporters today.

"In this critical moment for the future of the country, he urges all Venezuelans to make all possible efforts to lower tensions and engage in political negotiations," underscored Stéphane Dujarric, when asked about the latest developments in the South American country.

venezuela

The Secretary-General and other top UN officials have been calling for calm in Venezuela since late July when, according to media reports, clashes erupted between security forces and protestors opposing the Constituent Assembly elections.

According to media reports, President Nicolás Maduro declared victory in elections for a Constituent Assembly convened by him. The new body could replace the current legislative body, the National Assembly.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57321#.WYmd3umQzIU

Photo Credit: Wikipedia