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Venezuela allows the return of expelled German ambassador

Tuesday, July 2nd 2019 - 09:03 UTC
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Foreign Minister Arreaza said Ambassador Daniel Kriener would return Caracas in the context of a process “to normalize diplomatic relations between both states.” Foreign Minister Arreaza said Ambassador Daniel Kriener would return Caracas in the context of a process “to normalize diplomatic relations between both states.”
Kriener went to the airport with other European ambassadors to welcome Guaido upon his return to Venezuela from a tour of Latin America Kriener went to the airport with other European ambassadors to welcome Guaido upon his return to Venezuela from a tour of Latin America

The Venezuelan foreign ministry said on Monday it had agreed to the return of the German ambassador whom President Nicolas Maduro's government expelled in March after he had gone to Caracas airport to greet opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said in a statement that Ambassador Daniel Kriener would return to Venezuela with the German government's permission, in the context of a process “to normalize the diplomatic relations between both states.”

Kriener went to the airport with other European ambassadors to welcome Guaido upon his return to Venezuela from a tour of Latin America to muster support for his campaign to oust Maduro.

In February, the German government publicly said it recognized Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate head of state.

Guaido, a member of the National Assembly, invoked the Venezuelan constitution in January to declare himself interim president, denouncing Maduro as an usurper who had secured re-election last year in a vote that was widely viewed as fraudulent. Maduro, who retains control of the state and the military, calls Guaido a U.S.-controlled puppet trying to foment a coup.

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  • Jack Bauer

    If Germany has any balls it will tell Maduro to go fcuk himself.

    Jul 02nd, 2019 - 04:22 pm 0
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