On Thursday, President Bashar al-Assad received Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and the accompanying delegation.
Assad was briefed on the latest developments taking place in Venezuela by Minister Arreaza, as he expressed confidence that Venezuela will overcome the crisis that the country is currently facing and restore a state of stability soon enough.
He pointed out that the policies adopted by some Western states, including the US, in terms of their blatant interference in the Latin state’s affairs and imposing an economic siege and sanctions have become an approach they adopt with all states that do not agree with their policies.
The President said that what is going on in Venezuela is similar to what happened in Syria. They are aiming at imposing hegemony on states and controlling their independent decision, which undermines international law and contradicts the most important principles of the UN Charter, i.e. the respect of states’ sovereignty and right of self-determination.
For his part, Arreaza thanked President Assad for his supportive stance of Venezuela and stressed that the tools and steps used by the enemies of Venezuela, are similar to those used to ignite the war in Syria, adding that what has happened to his country is just one episode in a series of continuous attempts by the US to control Venezuela’s independent decision and the Venezuelan people’s resources.
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