We are gratified to have had the opportunity to present our case before the United Kingdom’s Commercial Court as it considers an aspect of the case related to the Venezuelan gold stored in the Bank of England.
The question before the Court was whether to recognize decisions of Venezuela’s illegal Supreme Tribunal of Justice (STJ) declaring President Guaido’s appointments to the ad hoc Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) and the Special Prosecutor null and void. The Board of the BCV appointed by Nicolas Maduro proposed recognition of those decisions; the Guaido Board responded, and fact witnesses and experts on Venezuelan law were heard, after which final arguments were presented by both sides.
Unfortunately, this type of honest and transparent judicial process does not exist in Venezuela, because the Maduro regime cares more about power and money than it does about the people of Venezuela. We are grateful that the United Kingdom reminds us and the world of what is possible in a Democracy that respects the Rule of Law.
We will refrain from any further comment until the Court reaches a decision.
All Venezuelans can be proud of the transparent work performed each day by the members of the Board of the BCV appointed by President Guaido, who continually publish the BCV’s accounts, work under the vigorous oversight of the Venezuelan Comptroller and present reports to the National Assembly. You can read more about the BCV at https://www.bcvadhoc.com/.