Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Gonzalo de Benito, spoke yesterday (Monday) about the problems being faced in Venezuela.
De Benito reiterated that Spain hopes to see concrete results from the dialogue initiated in April by the Venezuelan government and the opposition to combat the country’s ongoing political crisis.
De Benito was talking at the Spanish Senate in reply to a query from a PP politician. He was asked about Spain’s stance when it comes to the anti-government protests in Venezuela.
De Benito reminded the Senate that the country has condemned the violence in Caracas and other cities. He stated that he laments the deaths that ensued during the demonstrations.
The Secretary of State also added that “Spain has been in contact with Venezuela’s fellow countries to facilitate initiatives for such dialogue.”
Venezuela has seen a spate of violence over recent months. Authorities have been widely criticised for using tear gas and firing into crowds to disperse anti-government demonstrators.
Many are concerned over what they are calling human rights abuses in the country.