Namibia expresses solidarity to Venezuela

29 Jan 2019 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 29 JAN (NAMPA) – The Namibian government has expressed solidarity with the People of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and called on the international community to be impartial in the dispute, that country is facing.
This was contained in a media statement issued by the Minister of International Relations Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah here on Tuesday.
She explained that the Government of Namibia has been following the political developments in Venezuela with great concern, which is that: “The political developments are arising from the unwarranted interference in the domestic affairs of Venezuela by foreign powers.”
She therefore called on the international community to allow the people of Venezuela to resolve their internal issues in an amicable manner.
Nandi-Ndaitwah stated that the elections were conducted lawfully, in accordance with Venezuela’s domestic laws, and without any outside interference.
“The domestic electoral laws of Venezuela provides mechanisms in which electoral disputes are to be addressed,” she explained.
On the 23 January 2019, Juan Guaidó, the leader of the legislature, declared himself acting president just two weeks after President Nicolás Maduro had been sworn into office for a second six-year term.
Minutes afterwards, the United States of America President, Donald Trump, recognised Guaidó as the legitimate president of Venezuela.
Maduro responded by giving the US diplomats 72 hours to leave Venezuela.