UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The Venezuelan government declared the ambassador of Germany persona non grata because of his interference in the internal affairs of the state, he must leave the country within 48 hours, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said.
“The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will make public the decision to declare Daniel Martin Kriener, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, persona non grata because of his periodic interference in the internal affairs of the country, which is a clear violation of the norms of diplomatic relations,” the report says.
According to the Foreign Ministry, the German ambassador played the role of a politician associated with the Venezuelan opposition, which is unacceptable.
“Venezuela is free and independent, so the actions of diplomatic representatives, involving intervention in matters of exclusive competence of the people and the authorities of the Venezuelan state, will not be accepted and will not be accepted. Consequently, Mr. Criener is given a period of forty-eight hours to leave Venezuela,” notes the MFA.
At the same time, the ministry reiterated that Venezuela is ready to maintain respectful relations with all European countries, but they should not encourage coup d’etat, but, on the contrary, promote a peaceful settlement of the situation in the country and dialogue between Venezuelan political figures.
Mass protests against the current president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, began on January 21 – some time after he was sworn in. After the riots began, the speaker of the opposition parliament, Juan Guaido, illegally declared himself the provisional head of state.
A number of Western countries, led by the United States, have recognized the recognition of Guayido. In turn, Maduro called the head of parliament a “puppet of the United States.” Russia, China and a number of other countries supported Maduro as the legitimate president of Venezuela. Moscow called the “presidential status” of the Guaido non-existent.
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