Venezuela asks US to improve relations, remove sanctions

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Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Minister Felix Plasencia, 2021. | Photo: Twitter/ @OrinocoTribun

CARACAS, Venezuela, (teleSUR) — Venezuela’s foreign affairs minister Felix Plasencia ratified that his country aspires to have a relationship with president Joe Biden’s administration, which presupposes that Washington must dismantle its policy of sanctions and accusations against Venezuela and its authorities.

“The government of Venezuela aspires to have relations with the US government as equals. President Nicolas Maduro congratulated the triumph of president Joe Biden,” Plasencia recalled and emphasized that Caracas does not judge the decision of the US people to elect one president or another. For this reason, the Bolivarian nation demands the same respect from the US government.

“We are determined to have good relations with any government and we aspire to base them on respect for sovereignty and treatment among equals,” the Bolivarian diplomat emphasized. “Do we aspire to have a better relationship with the Biden administration? Of course, we do. Of course, we would like to have the best relationship with the US government.”

For that to happen, we must “demand that the U.S., if it wants to be more responsible, dismantle all those sanctions, decrees, and declarations against Venezuela,” Plasencia pointed out and explained that this would be the route to move towards a better future for North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Central America.

“Anyone would expect that a president, who has been vice president and is a professional politician… can understand that the Bolivarian people and government want to have a constructive dialogue with the US government and people.”

The Venezuelan diplomat also recalled that president Maduro has always said he is open to interact, communicate, and have contact with the US government, as members of the international community and sovereign States.

“A few weeks ago, at the United Nations General Assembly, we were sitting a few steps from the US We participate as equals in the general assembly. There is no reason why we see each other differently. That should be the dynamic of rapprochement and understanding. We should be able to dialogue among equals and respecting our peoples,” Plasencia stressed.

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