Colombia, US ask for observance of Venezuelan Constitution
The request was made by Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, met in Washington
The meeting was held on Tuesday (Photo: AFP)
Tuesday January 15, 2013 03:20 PM
Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requested on Tuesday in Washington the observance of the Venezuelan Constitution in the event of political transition, Department of State Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland reported.
Holguín and Clinton discussed the situation in Venezuela during a meeting at the US Department of State. "A political transition of any kind should be in accordance with the Venezuelan Constitution," they said, according to Nuland in a press conference, AFP quoted.
Following a wave of nationalizations carried out by the late President Hugo Chavez between 2007 and 2012, Venezuela has become the second most frequent respondent to investment treaty arbitration in the world (38 cases in total), after Argentina.