The Foreign Ministers of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur for its Spanish acronym) will meet in Quito to discuss the crisis in Venezuela and conduct a formal pronouncement to the US, after the government of President Barak Obama declared that country as a danger to the US security.
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño announced via his Twitter account that the meeting will be held on Saturday, March 14 at the headquarters of the General Secretariat.
The meeting was scheduled for today in Montevideo, Uruguay, the country that holds the Presidency Pro Tempore of the UNASUR. However, it was suspended yesterday, said the Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa.
The postponement was held amid a dispute between the governments of Venezuela and Uruguay, for claims of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who called the Vice President of Uruguay Raul Sendic “coward,” without specifically mentioning him.
On Monday, the Venezuelan President told to a television channel that “a friend in the south, a great friend, who has a good position in the government, declared that the US interference on Venezuela is none of his business.” “What a shame that statement,” he said. “The President Hugo Chavez told me: ‘Calm down, Nicolas, the world is full of cowards.’ A coward, trying to gain leniency with the gringos showed up.”
Furthermore; Ernesto Samper, Executive Secretary of the UNASUR, said: “The expressions of the United States are unacceptable, it is a counterproductive decision and that runs contrary to what the commission of foreign ministers seek by producing a rapprochement between the government and the opposition … and by asking the court autorides of Venezuela to respect the due process with the representatives of the opposition. In addition of helping Venezuela to be provided of commodities.”