The Venezuelan Ambassador in Madrid, Mario Isea Bohórquez, was summoned last Friday by the Director-General for Ibero-America on behalf of Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation to convey the rejection of the statements made by Venezuelan President Maduro on Wednesday, January 20, in which he described the attitude of the Prime Minister of Spain as interventionist, racist and colonial.
The Director-General for Ibero-America expressed his surprise as these statements, particularly as the Spanish press has published news of the trip to Venezuela, back in December 2014, of Spanish political representatives from CUP, Podemos and family members of prisoners belonging to ETA, in an official aircraft of the Venezuelan Air Force.
The trip took place with the aim of taking part in a seminar given over to the peace process in the Basque Country and the principle of self-determination of the different peoples of Spain, a principle which strongly contradicts those enshrined in the Spanish Constitution.
The Director-General for Ibero-America asked the Venezuelan Ambassador for an explanation of this trip.
Furthermore, the Venezuelan Ambassador was conveyed the concern over the economic situation in Venezuela and Spain’s interest in contributing to alleviate the humanitarian effects of this situation, to which end the Government of Spain is prepared to coordinate humanitarian aid plans with the Venezuelan authorities and the EU.