Cuba is ready to assist in resolving the political crisis of Venezuela if asked by the legitimately elected president of the Bolivarian Republic Nicolas Maduro, said the director of the US Department of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Carlos Fernandez de Cossio.
“We are ready to help … However, neither Cuba nor the Lima Group should determine who is the leader of Venezuela,” he said.
De Cossio added that in order to resolve the political crisis, Maduro must be an active participant in the negotiations. He also noted that the pressure of the United States has increased in Cuba lately, including because of the republic’s support for the lawfully elected authorities of Venezuela.
On May 5, the organization of the countries of Latin America “The Group of Lima” submitted a declaration asking the Cuban government to help resolve the political crisis in Venezuela.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an interview with American journalist Benu Shapiro, explained earlier why the US is concerned about the restoration of democracy in Venezuela.
According to him, America needs other democracies that are ready to engage in free trade, as well as to prevent a possible increase in the flow of migrants to the United States.