The foreign ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will discuss possible solutions to the situation in Venezuela, during an emergency meeting convened by the Bolivarian Government.
Venezuela has recently withdrawn from the Organization of American States (OAS) for its interventionist escalation, and now resorts to El Salvador as a pro-tempore president of CELAC, a mechanism that defends peace from consensus and understanding.
Salvadoran Foreign Minister, Hugo Martinez, said that some ministers from the 33-country bloc have confirmed their participation, and others excused themselves for problems on the agenda, although all expressed their interest in contributing to the dialogue process in Venezuela.
There is a willingness to pursue the issue, if necessary, at a regular meeting scheduled for May in the Dominican Republic.
Martinez said he asked the Holy See to speed up the dialogue and expressed its agreement with the recent calls in that regard expressed by Pope Francis and the United Nations, adding that the ministerial meeting will be brief, committed and austere.
The Salvadoran diplomatic head warned that there are some sectors interested in bringing to El Salvador the levels of polarization that shake Venezuela, contrary to the spirit of peace expressed by the government of this Central American nation.
Martinez urged the sectors interested in generating conflict to understand that the great problems are solved through understanding, and defended the right to express opinions and take sides, but peacefully and respectfully.
‘We, the diplomats, are looking for solutions, not to create conflicts,’ concluded Martinez, who insisted on the need to promote a dialogue with results.