“With Haiti’s recent incorporation into the Lima Group, we continue to advance in our international crusade to restore freedom and democracy in Venezuela,” said Venezuela’s ambassador to Panama, Fabiola Zavarce, on Thursday.
The ambassador visited the Haitian embassy in Panama this week to personally thank the initiative of the Caribbean government, which now has 15 countries in the Lima Group, born on August 8th, 2017. On this occasion Zavarce was received by her counterpart Raymonde Fabienme Carré Sajous, Minister Counselor and Chargé d’Affaires of Haiti in Panama.
The diplomat said that “one of the obligatory topics of this visit was the successful international tour that President Juan Guaidó has been carrying out and also how all these supports, including that of Haiti, will lead us sooner rather than later, to find a way out of the dictatorship and the systematic violation of human rights that continues to be suffered in Venezuela.”
Haiti is the latest country to join the Lima Group, which includes Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia and Venezuela.
The member countries of this bloc have reiterated on several occasions “their support for President (e) Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly, as legitimate and democratically elected authorities, and emphasize their willingness to reach a peaceful solution led by the Venezuelans themselves. They do not rule out the possibility of continuing close contact with the international community, and urge all member countries to accompany and join efforts towards the goal of recovering freedom and democracy for Venezuelans.