This Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022, representatives of the Embassy of Venezuela in Guatemala and the Association of Venezuelans in Guatemala (Asovegua) visited the Ukrainian Consulate in Guatemala to express the support and solidarity of the legitimate government of Venezuela and the Venezuelan community in the Central American nation to the people and government of Ukraine led by President Volodímir Zelensky, after the unjustified invasion and attack on their sovereignty that the Russian Federation has perpetrated in its territory in last few days.
The Ambassador of Venezuela in Guatemala, María Teresa Romero, accompanied by María Fernanda Huizi (Consul of Venezuela in Guatemala), Alcides Guatarasma (Minister Counselor of Venezuela in Guatemala) and Ely Sandoval (Secretary of ‘Asovegua’) were received by the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Guatemala, Hon. Mr. Ricardo Ortíz, who was presented with the official statement from the President in Charge of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó Márquez, in support of the people, government and sovereignty of Ukraine.
Additionally, the Ambassador took the opportunity to recognize the exemplary demonstration of valor, courage and honor of the people and government of Ukraine that has managed to resist the criminal and brutal attack by the Russian Federation, “… it is a very complex situation, but we know and we are convinced that when the support of the entire international community is received, the results will be positive in the search for justice and respect for sovereignty and democracy…” the Ambassador pointed out. At the same time, she offered her support and solidarity to the nearly three hundred and fifty Ukrainian citizens residing in the Republic of Guatemala.
For his part, the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Guatemala thanked the visit, solidarity and support of the Embassy and the Venezuelan community in Guatemala, committing to share the statement of the legitimate government of Venezuela with the Ukrainian diplomatic corps in the region.
As an important reflection, it was highlighted how the force of conviction, respect for the country and the honor of a whole people can resist the most cruel and unjust brutal force, which without a doubt already makes the Ukrainian people a winner.